Taglit-Birthright Israel, and its 350,000 program participants, have had a significant, and quantifiable, impact of more than $850 million on Israel's economy. This, according to a first-ever independent study released by the global accounting firm of Ernest & Young. The … [Read more...] about Birthright Has Contributed Close to $1B. to Israel’s Economy
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“Refusing to perform weddings between Jews and non-Jews does not stop anyone from marrying the person they have fallen in love with, but only pushes them out of the Jewish community, when, in many cases, they are in fact very interested in remaining in, or coming closer to, the J … [Read more...] about Is Intermarriage the New Norm for American Jewry?
by Daniel S. Horwitz Former Jewish youth organization participants are significantly more likely than those who did not participate in youth organizations to marry someone Jewish, have close Jewish friends, belong to a synagogue, find being Jewish very important, and have an … [Read more...] about Is There a Need for Both BBYO and NFTY?
Long time readers may recall an article I wrote regarding a presentation on social networking I had given some years ago. Those were early days of social networking and most organizations were at the early stages of trying to make sense of what it meant for them. I felt then … [Read more...] about Branding or Branded
by Deborah Dash Moore “Jewish cultural affirmation” admittedly sounds a bit awkward, yet Steven Cohen and Kerry Olitzky’s proposal - despite its odd formulation - speaks to pressing realities of today’s 21st century. In brief, they propose an educational program designed to app … [Read more...] about What’s Right About Jewish Cultural Affirmation