I just read one of Seth Godin’s recent blog posts titled, “Can Summer Camp Change Your Life”. Seth, for those of you have not yet discovered him, is the most popular business blogger in the world and the author of some of the most spot-on marketing and business books in print today, including his short, smart book, Tribes. His recent blog on summer camp touched a chord for its insight into how tribes work and why they are so powerful. My … [Read more...] about Jewish Camp – Color Wars, Bug Juice, and the Power of the Personal Tribe
Archives for June 2009
Schusterman Family Foundation president and communal leader Sandy Cardin spoke last week at Jerusalem's PresenTense Institute on his view on where philanthropy is and is going. Here's Sandy live - including his 2009 adaption of The Wizard of Oz for the philanthropic world. … [Read more...] about Sandy Cardin on The Future of Philanthropy
Over a century ago, the Jewish Publication Society was formed to "provide the children of Jewish immigrants to America with books about their heritage in the language of the New World." During it's long life-cycle, the JPS became the standard bearer for Jewish wisdom literature, its most popular item - and cash cow - being the JPS Tanakh, the Bible many if not most young Jews in America received when they were given the Good Book. Recently, … [Read more...] about How Can the Organized Community Best Take Advantage of Social Innovation?
Tomorrow, 700 Russian-speaking Jews from around Israel will gather at Jerusalem's Beit Avi Chai for three days of education, engagement and community building. Using the occasion of Shalom Aleichem's 150th birthday to celebrate and explore their Jewish connections, they will be joined by representatives of government, business, the arts, media, philanthropy and the entertainment world. Dynamic events, seminars, lectures, workshops and … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Celebrates in Jerusalem
We came across this article yesterday morning; with all the pre-occupation with Madoff's sentence we held it for today so as not to be relegated to the back burner. The author, an attorney and law professor, raises questions worthy of discussion. from The New York Times: Should Charities Repay Their Madoff Money? ...And another troubling aspect of the Madoff fraud has emerged in the past few weeks. It is now being alleged that certain … [Read more...] about The Madoff Mess: Charities Face Difficult Moral Questions