It's mid-summer and the Jewish federations' world is once again on a social media kick. The Jewish Community Heroes campaign is about to launch year 3. And, in Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation - building on the measurable outcomes of last summer's #ISH initiative from JFNA - … [Read more...] about Philly Gets ISHed; Oy!
Archives for July 2011
[eJP note: the following opinion piece was published in Haaretz on November 9, 2007] On a hot October night in the Pico-Robertson section of Los Angeles, the emcee known as 'dj handler' keeps a young Jewish crowd jumping late into the night as an Aramaic-tongued rapper, … [Read more...] about Investing in Value
by Marc N. Blattner I continue to read national articles and op-ed pieces about the Jewish community that have wonderful intentions, yet miss their audience. The organized Jewish communal leadership is masterful at talking to itself. We use “insider” terms that most Jews do not … [Read more...] about Talk Tachlis? Try Talking Like You Do With Your Friends!
Insiders to unity talks between Orthodox MKs, non-Orthodox movements and Jewish Agency say they are not bearing any real fruit. from The Jerusalem Post: Elkin: Conversion bill delays good for country, coalition The country is profiting from the fact that no real progress … [Read more...] about Conversion Unity Talks: Going Nowhere
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) has announced receiving a $3.4 million bequest from the estate of philanthropists Raymond J. and Shirley R. Kornfeld, long-time supporters of The Foundation. The charitable gift by the Kornfelds, who both passed away … [Read more...] about Jewish Community Foundation of LA Receives $3.4m Bequest