By Emma Eytan The floors are lined with soft puzzle pieces - a comfortable space for new mothers to sit and nurse their babies while toddlers roll around and social workers chat with families. Colorful bookshelves line the walls of the playroom, topped with baskets of toys of … [Read more...] about It Takes a Village: New Beginnings in Kfar Shalem
Archives for September 2019
Navigating the surprising benefits and challenges of receiving your first major gift By Donna Schwartz Five years ago, I was approached by a major donor about expanding our services at the University of Delaware’s Kristol Center for Jewish Life. The $1 million gift came w … [Read more...] about You Got Your First $1,000,000 Donation – Now What?
By Mandi Miller As a veteran development professional working in a Jewish Day School, I can attest to the fact that so much has changed in the field of Day School development over the past fifteen years. Having served as the Development Director at Beth Tfiloh Dahan … [Read more...] about Your Future Head of School Might be Right Down the Hall
By Dave Matkowsky In “Towards a Taxonomy of Jewish Communal & Philanthropic Priorities” I expanded on my argument that the dominant latter 20th century communal rallying cries and funding paradigms of Continuity, Identity, and even Peoplehood were cast in the pos … [Read more...] about Beyond Survival: Jewish Meaning, Mission & Belonging
The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) has announced its newest cohort of the nationally recognized Rising Voices Fellowship (RVF). Now beginning its seventh year, RVF is a leadership development program for Jewish, female-identifying teenagers in tenth through twelfth grades. For the 2 … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Archive Announces 2019-2020 Rising Voices Fellows