The Steinhardt Social Reseach Institute (SSRI) and Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University have released new estimates of the American Jewish population. The accumulated evidence indicates that the U.S. Jewish population is substantially larger than previously estimated. The study utilizes a data synthesis approach to yield estimates of the size and characteristics of the American Jewish population - the proportion of … [Read more...] about U.S. Jewish Population Substantially Larger Than Previously Estimated
Archives for September 2013
by Marcelo Dimentstein Ever since Europe’s unification over two decades ago, observers have oscillated between pessimistic and optimistic prognoses regarding the future of European Jewish communities. Recently, and exacerbated by the ongoing economic crisis and assaults on democracy by political and religious extremism in Europe, commentators have again swung the pendulum towards the negative, openly lamenting the viability of a Jewish future … [Read more...] about A Jewish Future for Europe?
by Deborah Fishman Increasing buzz around networks and their power to influence people, draw out passion and excitement, and spread ideas has left numerous Jewish organizations wondering: What bearing do these concepts have for us? And if this is relevant - what should we do? In the recently concluded network-weaver training pilot HaReshet, I worked with Jewish organizations to explore exactly that. My experiences emphasized the unique … [Read more...] about When a Scarf Should Be a Scarf: Organizations and Network-Weaving
Israel’s big firms take wildly different approaches when it comes to giving back to the community, with the likes of Israel Chemicals and Bezeq bested by Banks Hapoalim and Leumi. from Haaretz: Revealed: The Israeli corporations giving generously to charitable causes - and those who aren't One corporation makes NIS 19 million in annual charitable contributions. On the surface, that appears to be an indication of real generosity that will … [Read more...] about Corporate Philanthropy in Israel: Different Strokes for Different Folks
Jacob Baime has been named the new executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC). An experienced public affairs professional and campus organizer, Baime will oversee the organization’s work to create positive campus change for Israel. He will join ICC’s Washington, D.C.-based headquarters in mid-October. Baime is an expert on pro-Israel campus affairs. As former National Field Director with the American Israel Public Affairs … [Read more...] about Israel on Campus Coalition Names New Executive Director