61 more things I love about Israel by Benji Lovitt 1. I love that even though I may not have spoken with someone since the Ben-Gurion Administration, he will call me to check that I have somewhere to go for Passover Seder. 2. I love how you can bring your dog into any cafe to walk around and no one bats an eyelash. 3. I love that the social norm that allows us to double-dip in peace without neurotic fear of contracting the West Nile virus. … [Read more...] about Israel Celebrates!
Archives for April 2009
from The New York Jewish Week HUC Faculty Mounts Push To Save N.Y. Campus Faced with the possible closing of their seminary here, faculty and alumni of the Reform movement’s New York campus have mounted a campaign to highlight its strengths and explain why it would be a mistake to shut down the campus in the Jewish capital of the country. The effort comes on the eve of Sunday’s meeting here of the board of governors of the Hebrew Union … [Read more...] about Rabbinical Schools Continue to Grapple With the Recession
A letter from JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen April 27, 2009 Dear JTS Community, As everyone knows, this past year has been an extremely difficult one for the economy of our country and indeed, for most of the world. Earlier this afternoon, I met with JTS faculty and staff to provide a progress report and update on our budget and I wanted to share this with you as well. For-profit and nonprofit organizations alike have been severely … [Read more...] about Dear JTS Community
Over the past few months I have discussed various aspects of the workings of the board of directors and committees of non-profit organizations. There has been an exploration of specific functions and guidelines have been offered for the prescribed workings of the professional staff and the volunteer lay leaders who do the work of the organization. More often than not, questions are raised about how to structure the work of the non-profit … [Read more...] about The By-Laws: The Rules of the Game for the Work of the Non-Profit Organization
Based on the 2008 Survey of New Jewish Organizations An ecosystem is a complex set of relationships - the interactions of organisms that live in an interdependent environment. In an ecosystem, the web of connections between individuals and structures forms a self-organizing framework to support life. Over the past decade or so the Jewish world has witnessed the emergence of a new landscape of innovative startups. These enterprises have … [Read more...] about The Innovation Ecosystem: Emergence of a New Jewish Landscape