By Jeffrey Solomon and Michal Steinman “Where is the Arab money?” This is one of the most commonly asked questions when American Jewish philanthropists encounter the social and economic needs of Israel’s Arab citizens, 21% of the population. As Arab economic integration becom … [Read more...] about Do Arab Philanthropists in Israel Exist?
Archives for January 2017
By Daniel S. Horwitz Just over a year ago, we at The Well set out to explore what it might look like to build a robust monthly learning platform in Metro Detroit, tailored to the needs and interests of young adults, with a focus on engaging with traditional texts (inspired by … [Read more...] about CSI: Coffee. Study. Interpret. – A Model for Young Adult Jewish Learning
By Andrew Fretwell My last article discussed a fundamental defect in the current Jewish philanthropic model: in an effort to lower the hurdle of participation for community programs, we seek out donors to underwrite our programs, so we can give away or highly subsidize our … [Read more...] about Proposing a Marketplace Model
The board is responsible for the governance of the organization and is accountable for its financial stability as well as the quality of services delivered to the community. [eJP note: Being a board member is hard work; a board chair, even more so. In looking at some of … [Read more...] about Board Members or Members Who Are Bored: Are Lay Leaders Really An Asset to the Nonprofit Organization?
By Amy Asin Today, more than ever, congregations that wish to remain relevant and effective centers of Jewish living must articulate their “why” - the reason they exist and the reason people should invest time and energy in them. Unlike in past generations, when regular deli … [Read more...] about Want Your Congregation to Be Relevant and Effective? Start With Why