By A Senior Israeli Nonprofit Consultant It’s a real problem. I just got another call from an Israeli nonprofit organization that had paid $11K to have a booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America - this year hosted in Tel Aviv - and I just want to tell them save your money and stay home. The organization that contacted me is a smallish amtua (Hebrew for nonprofit) whom I had never heard of before. … [Read more...] about Is the GA Scamming Israeli Nonprofits?
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
By Barbara Dobkin In 1993 I founded Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project at the JCC on the Upper West Side with Eve Landau who served as its ED. We were feminists, determined to be a catalyst for change for women in the Jewish community. I was coming into my own as a feminist donor/activist, though not ready to label myself a philanthropist. Looking at the landscape, I was well aware of the dearth of money going to other women’s … [Read more...] about Funding Women Creates Transformative Change
By Judy Altenberg Jean Grossman was 16 when she first got involved in Jewish life. The year was 1943 and she joined friends organizing a program at a local synagogue. “When you grow up without a Jewish community and then you discover one, you want to preserve it,” she said. “For us, strengthening Jewish community back then was about survival; and, today, it’s still about survival.” Last month Jean became the first woman to set up a Lion of … [Read more...] about Empowered Women Change Philanthropy – and JFNA Leads the Effort
A Memo from Jerry Silverman to the JFNA Staff: Dear Colleagues, I want to share some news with you. As you may be aware, I have worked for JFNA for more than 8 years. My current contract ends September 7, 2019, and as is appropriate, our Board Chair Richard Sandler, asked me recently what my plans are going forward. After much discussion with my family, I have decided not to seek a renewal of my contract. I have been blessed with a world … [Read more...] about Silverman Not to Seek Contract Renewal
By Stephen P. Seiden and Gary Jacobs The architecture of Jewish life here in North America counts among its many attributes, countless organizations and institutions established to support the needs of individuals and communities in every corner of the continent. These organizations and institutions provide us with spiritual homes, cultural outlets and a vast array of educational frameworks. They reflect our values, our determination to do … [Read more...] about Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh – All Jews are Responsible for One Another