by Gary Wexler The New York Times reported on Sunday that Goldman Sachs donated $241 million to charity in 2012. That doesn't include the thousands of wealthy people whose money they manage and the amounts those people have given. Think about JP Morgan, Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, Edison, Gap and all those well-heeled community and family foundations. That's not to mention the donations big and small from millions of private individuals. … [Read more...] about Are Nonprofits Directing Corporate Billions for Entrepreneurial Possibility?
Archives for October 2013
How the Covenant Award Changed the Lives of One Educator and an Entire Ethiopian Israeli Family: When Philanthropy Promotes Professional Achievement and Personal Generosity by Debbie Nahshon When Danny Adisu (not his real name), a confident and accomplished 30-year-old Ethiopian Israeli, first walked into one of Tel Aviv’s most prestigious law firms a few months ago to begin his law career, very few people knew that his successful academic … [Read more...] about How the Covenant Award Changed the Lives of One Educator and an Entire Ethiopian Israeli Family
by Larisa Popovskaya On October 23 Limmud FSU came to St. Petersburg for the third time. Some 400 people attended the conference during three wonderful days packed with educational opportunities and entertainment of all sorts; all in the usual Limmud spirit of pluralism and volunteering, together with like-minded people who had come to celebrate the phenomenon of Limmud in Russia and C.I.S. The atmosphere of Total Limmud in the city is … [Read more...] about Newcomers Enjoy Limmud FSU in St. Petersburg
Interestingly would the Pew survey had been carried out in Israel some of the findings would have been very similar, but in that context it would be reflecting success as opposed to signs of weakening levels of “affiliation”. by Shalom Orzach I wish to further expand the closing recommendation of a thought piece submitted last week where Abby Knopp (Foundation for Jewish Camp), wrote, "Perhaps it is time to look at Jewish camps in a new … [Read more...] about Another View From The Pew
by Dawne Bear Novicoff This past summer, more than 73,000 Jewish youth attended summer camp to see friends and have fun. At the same time, whether or not they were always aware, they engaged in experiential Jewish learning led by dynamic and inspiring educators. This immersive environment is indicative of our understanding that Jewish learning occurs in myriad ways in a variety of settings. However, whether at camp or school or anywhere … [Read more...] about Developing Dynamic Educators: Positive Results of the Education Initiative