PresenTense launches School for Pioneering 2009 Pilot Semester: An innovative swap of local skills to the professional Jerusalem community PresenTense, a grassroots organization that fosters social innovation and entrepreneurship within Jewish and Israeli communities, is launching a six-week semester of courses hosted at the PresenTense Hub. The 'School for Pioneering,' is a community-driven university model in which talented professionals … [Read more...] about Innovation Drives the Entrepreneurial World
In a move that may bring conflict with Diaspora fundraisers and JAFI Board members [looking to change the nominating process for executive positions], Prime Minister Netanyahu named former minister Natan Sharansky as his candidate for chairman of the Jewish Agency. While The Jerusalem Post is reporting "[Jewish Agency] officials are welcoming the prime minister's decision", Sharansky's possible appointment was torpedoed the last time around … [Read more...] about Netanyahu Taps Sharansky for JAFI
from The LA Jewish Journal USC to save Hebrew Union College? A source told Jewish Journal editor-in-chief Rob Eshman that the University of Southern California and Hebrew Union College-Jewish institute of Religion, which already share some faculty and facilities, are working on a deal to fold the L.A. campus into USC as a Jewish studies program. “Its a win win,“ the source said. “HUC gets a big chunk of money for what it owns—about a … [Read more...] about Is There a Future For HUC-Los Angeles?
Ruth W. Messinger and Rabbi David Rosenn in a letter to The Forward Travelers and Builders Today’s young Jewish adults have boundless energy, creativity and leadership ability. They are also dramatically effective at organizing. Once the Jewish community devotes more attention and resources toward empowering younger Jews to be the kinds of people they want to be - and to helping us be the kind of community we want to be - these young … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Post Chag II
Here in Israel, Chag has concluded. With it, vacations will draw to close, schools slowly reopen and the country will make its way back to a "regular week". As the Diaspora communities will not wind up the holiday until tomorrow, the Jewish world will likely remain pretty quiet until next week. A quick glance around the Web indicates some of our communal weekly papers were out early, and many others may be a day late. Here are three stories, … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Post Chag