By Dara Weinerman Steinberg and Jonathan Woocher In 2013, when we were planning our strategy and preparing to launch Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, we sat down to consider whether and how our longstanding interest and involvement in the Jewish Innovation sector … [Read more...] about We’re Interested in Applying Jewish Wisdom, so Why Fund Innovation?
Archives for April 2015
By Robert Evans Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with an old friend, who happens to be a rabbi of a mid-sized congregation on the East Coast. In the late 1990s, I “coached” his synagogue through a successful multimillion capital campaign. We’ve kept in touch, but hadn’t … [Read more...] about Fundraising and March Madness: You’ve Got to Want the Ball!!
By Beth deBeer and Marina Leytes This is the second article (read the first article here) in a series of blogs dedicated to the growing impact investment field in Israel. Following the Doing Well By Doing Good conference held on March 16, 2015, there has been a continued … [Read more...] about Takeaways from the First Impact Investing Israel Conference
Hila Marmos and Meytal Brown-Mendelwicz, co-directors of The Opportunity Fund for Civic Service, were named this year’s winners of the annual JJ Greenberg Memorial Award. The award, which is administered by the Jewish Funders Network (JFN), and was presented at the 2015 JFN I … [Read more...] about JJ Greenberg Memorial Award Presented to Israeli Pair
By Sandy Edwards and Stacie Cherner In the midst of its tenth year, the Jim Joseph Foundation has created what might be called “a family of beneficiaries.” There are young Jews who have, as an example, traveled to Israel on Birthright, lived in a Moishe House, enrolled in HUC … [Read more...] about A Behind-the-Scenes Look at an Evaluators Consortium