New York, NY - August 31, 2015 - The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) today launched a new matching grant initiative, Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families, in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas, which will generate $3.3 million in funds once the matched gifts are approved. The goal of the initiative is to mobilize the philanthropic community to increase … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Foundation and Jewish Funders Network Launch Matching Grants Initiative in Honor of Michael Douglas
Archives for August 2015
By Eitan Arom JNS.org Walking through Lviv, a Ukrainian city near the Polish border whose Jewish population is a small fraction of what it once was, it’s not uncommon to spot faded Hebrew letters on the outside of shops. Scattered through town are plaques commemorating vanished sites of Jewish heritage. Graffiti swastikas here and there tell of an age-old hatred etched into cultural memory. But perhaps the most emblematic symbol of the … [Read more...] about In the Ashkenazi Heartland, a Struggle over Ruins and Jewish Memory
By Robert Evans and Bryan Schwartzman The recent data theft from the infamous cheating website AshleyMadison.com is the latest in a string of high profile cyber attacks that have also ensnared huge corporations like Sony Pictures and Target, and government agencies including the United States Office of Personnel Management. Security breaches in the nonprofit sector have not generated the same kind of headlines, but equally disturbing … [Read more...] about How Secure is Your Nonprofit from Cyber Threats?
By Jay Ruderman With the High Holidays just around the corner, Jews all over the world will be asking themselves how they can lead more meaningful and moral lives. Synagogue communities, too, will be asking themselves how they can become more holy and inclusive communities. In my years of involvement with disability inclusion, I’ve observed that change often occurs because a rabbi, a professional or a lay leader understands the value of … [Read more...] about How Synagogues can Prioritize Disability Inclusion this High Holiday Season
By Liam Hoare eJewish Philanthropy Identity, belonging, Europe, and Israel are the themes of the Israeli-Austrian writer Doron Rabinovici’s latest novel, Elsewhere, the first of his fictions to be translated into English. Born in Tel Aviv in 1961, he moved to Vienna with his family in 1964 where he still lives and works. In addition to his novels, which focus on Jewish themes and issues of memory, Rabinovici has made interjections into … [Read more...] about Doron Rabinovici, Jewish Vienna’s Israeli-Austrian Chronicler