Collaborations are hot! It was a running topic at the Council on Foundations annual meeting in San Francisco. There were many sessions on all sorts of effective and successful collaborations, mergers, partnerships; Collaboration was the theme of the recent national “Summit on Family Philanthropy.” Collaboration was the subject a recent workshop at the Foundation Center, which taught methods for encouraging organizational collaborations of all … [Read more...] about What’s With the Recent Attention to Collaboration among Funders? And, by the way, Whatever Happened to Collective Impact?
Archives for June 2015
By Raquel Benguiat What motivates local Jewish young adults to get involved in Jewish life? How can we raise awareness of the different Jewish organizations in our community and what they have to offer? What is the common purpose and the mission among the leadership of our Jewish young adult community? These and many more important questions were discussed among the thirty local young adult leaders while exploring Jewish life in Berlin and … [Read more...] about Local Young Adult Leaders on a Mission – to Berlin and Israel
By Rudy Brandt I just returned from living in Israel for four months on a high school semester study abroad program called NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. I was looking around my room at all of the things that made up who I was before I had left and found new parts of myself among the ruins and sand in the homeland of my people. As my eyes glanced over to my bed, my desk and then my shelves, something caught my attention. Sitting on the … [Read more...] about What a Paper Plate Says About My Jewish Identity
"By the time you hear the thunder, it's to late to build the ark." conference participant Barcelona, Spain, June 29, 2015 - In a year of growing challenges and threats to European Jewish communities and with immediate concerns over the impact of a potential Greek default, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) concluded a multi-day international conference in Barcelona aimed at strengthening Jewish community resilience in … [Read more...] about JDC Resilience Conference: European Jews Must Be Prepared For Challenges As Vast Majority Remain In Place
By Maayan Jaffe eJewish Philanthropy An image of a Chabad emissary placing tefillin on a woman in New York, apparently mistaking her for a man, recently went social media viral. The sensationalism? Women wearing tefillin is discouraged - if not forbidden - in the ultra-Orthodox movement. This is not the case in the Reform and Conservative movements, where women take active roles in Jewish worship. To date, more than 350 women have become … [Read more...] about Revolution or Evolution? 30 Years Later, Community Considers Impact of Women’s Ordination in Conservative Movement