"Russian-speaking Jews live all over the world, from former Soviet republics to North America to Israel, where they make up a significant percentage of the population. As a group they have been successful in their new homes, yet many are disconnected from Jewish life." So reads the program description for a workshop, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming… Wait, They’re Here!, planned for the UJC's upcoming GA this November. In … [Read more...] about The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming… Wait, They’re Here!
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
One of our prime goals at eJewish Philanthropy is "to create dialogue and advance the conversation." With this in mind, we welcome long time Chicago communal leader Richard Wexler to kick off a discussion, with a thought provoking op-ed, on moving the UJC forward under their new leadership team. We invite you to join the conversation. "In an ad on the (Detroit) Lions' website for streaming video of old games, fans of the team, which went … [Read more...] about Toward Tomorrow
UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, announced today the launch of the First Annual Jewish Community Hero Awards, which celebrates the selflessness and courage of individuals who are bettering their communities through service and outreach. The initiative - to-date the largest-ever Jewish social-networking effort - will honor one Jewish Community Hero of the Year, who will … [Read more...] about UJC Launches Jewish Community Heroes Project
Gary Rosenblatt writing in The Jewish Week: Can Silverman Fix UJC? Despite the attempts of close friends and colleagues to dissuade him from taking the UJC post, Silverman said he remains enthusiastic, though open-eyed to the problems, including a shrinking budget, low morale after large-scale staff reductions, resistance among federations to paying dues many believe to be excessive and a widespread perception that a decade after it came … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Jerry Silverman, Super Hero?
Last Thursday afternoon, the UJC sponsored the 4th in a series of conference calls seeking to bring current information to the community on how we are being effected by the current global economic climate. Titled, The Economy and It’s Impact on Philanthropy, participants included Richard Berner, managing director, co-head of Global Economics and Chief U.S. Economist at Morgan Stanley; Lucy Bernholz, founder and president of Blueprint Research … [Read more...] about The Economy and It’s Impact on Philanthropy