The results of the 2010 Israeli Democracy Index were released this morning at the residence of Israeli President, Shimon Peres, and debated over a round table discussion chaired by Dr. Arye Karmon, President, Israeli Democracy Institute and including the President, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Knesset Chairman Reuven Rivlin and Minister of Justice, Ya'akov Ne'eman. The Index is an annually published public opinion survey which polls … [Read more...] about The 2010 Israel Democracy Index Findings
Archives for November 2010
by Smadar Bar-Akiva “All rights to Jews as citizens, no rights to Judaism as a nation” was the basic modus vivendi of French Jewry from the time of the French revolution. “Laicite” was the main principal and it meant a secular society, a total separation of Church and Sate. “Communtarism,” belonging to a community, was considered a dirty word. For a Jewish community, dating back to Roman times that was able to grow and prosper, adhering to … [Read more...] about Are French Jews Challenging their Contract with Napoleon?
Nonprofit organizations have seen a slight turnaround in giving so far this year that mirrors the slow economic recovery, a new survey from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC) finds. But the small rebound hasn't been enough to help many nonprofits that are grappling with staff and service cuts even as demand for their services has increased. The national survey showed that 36 percent of charities reported an increase in donations … [Read more...] about Nonprofits and the Economy; a Mixed Bag
Young Jewish Innovators Unveil First International Collaboration Promoting Environmental Activism Throughout the Jewish World What happens when you mix young innovative Jews with ecology? Jewcology.com! This transformational web portal, launching today, promotes and advances Jewish environmental awareness and action to the international Jewish community. Led by Evonne Marzouk, the DC-based founder and executive director of Canfei Nesharim, 19 … [Read more...] about Launching Jewcology.com
by John Baguley Speaking in Moscow a couple of weeks ago at the NGO School Fundraising Masterclass I was fascinating to see how fundraising has evolved from the last time I was there some 20 years ago. Then there were no non-governmental organisations fundraising (and Yeltsin was still to rise to power), but there were street stalls raising funds for the miners, a concert for young musicians and an auction. Now hundreds of organisations … [Read more...] about Fundraising in Russia Today