In my 15 years experience in Jewish engagement, I’ve found that the overwhelming majority of intermarried households are mostly comfortable with their lives and decisions. If they are looking for anything Jewish at all, it’s for programs of meaning that might augment their life ra … [Read more...] about Lower Barriers or Increase Meaning? A False Dichotomy for Interfaith Outreach
Archives for July 2013
by Robert Evans and Avrum Lapin “Social media” is a phrase that nonprofit leaders - Jewish or not - have discussed in some detail, especially in recent months. From the alleged success of crowd-funding sites and online giving to the preponderance of ways that nonprofits are urg … [Read more...] about Should My Synagogue or Jewish Nonprofit Go on Facebook?
by Rabbi Joshua Cahan If you are a Jewish educator looking to teach Talmud outside of the Orthodox world, you will probably end up teaching high school. Outside of seminaries, high school students spend more hours a week studying Jewish texts, and are more likely to study them … [Read more...] about Torah-Centered Judaism and the Rabbinics Classroom
by Sue Schwartzman It is hard to squelch your kid’s excitement as the final school bell announces the official beginning of summer. Kids grab their air-light backpacks, and fly out the doors excited to be free from homework and “required” activities. It is the annual ritual of … [Read more...] about How Do You Raise Kids These Days To Be More Philanthropic?
The hallmark of the third sector and its agencies is a strong, viable, committed, and passionate base of volunteer leadership. by Stephen G. Donshik Last week I participated in a forum of professionals in nonprofit organizations in which we share common challenges and … [Read more...] about How to Evaluate and Strengthen Your Board of Directors