Innovation is the hot topic in the Jewish world these days and so there is no better time to point you to two articles from the current issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service. On the Value and Values of Social Entrepreneurship by Yoni Gordis Philanthropists play a … [Read more...] about Is Innovation a Driver in Jewish Engagement?
Schusterman Family Foundation president and communal leader Sandy Cardin spoke last week at Jerusalem's PresenTense Institute on his view on where philanthropy is and is going. Here's Sandy live - including his 2009 adaption of The Wizard of Oz for the philanthropic world. … [Read more...] about Sandy Cardin on The Future of Philanthropy
Tomorrow, 700 Russian-speaking Jews from around Israel will gather at Jerusalem's Beit Avi Chai for three days of education, engagement and community building. Using the occasion of Shalom Aleichem's 150th birthday to celebrate and explore their Jewish connections, they will be … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Celebrates in Jerusalem
We came across this article yesterday morning; with all the pre-occupation with Madoff's sentence we held it for today so as not to be relegated to the back burner. The author, an attorney and law professor, raises questions worthy of discussion. from The New York … [Read more...] about The Madoff Mess: Charities Face Difficult Moral Questions
The negative effects of the economy on nonprofit organizations has accelerated over the last six months, according to responses from nearly 100 nonprofit leaders participating in a Bridgespan study initiated in November 2008 and updated in May 2009. The percentage of nonprofits … [Read more...] about Nonprofits Employ Tougher Measures as Downturn Deepens