By Esther D. Kustanowitz eJewish Philanthropy In August, in response to some news items and conversations posted in the Year of the Jewish Woman (and Allies) Facebook group, I wrote a draft of a piece about raising the visibility for women in Jewish organizational life. … [Read more...] about After “The Week All the Jewish Women Turned Invisible,” Voices Are Quietly Emerging
By Esther D. Kustanowitz eJewish Philanthropy Every fall, as we emerge from the High Holy Days marathon of praying and eating, there’s a sudden burst of year-end Jewish conferences. The November tentpole conference has been the Jewish Federations of North America General A … [Read more...] about The Logistics, Wins and Losses of Jewish Conference Inclusion
By Esther D. Kustanowitz We are now in a season of remembrance. And today, there is no remembrance without social media acknowledgement. Last week, as communities celebrated Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), social media buzzed with an unusual Instagram campaign: … [Read more...] about Anne Frank Friended Me: Social Media and Remembering the Holocaust
By Esther D. Kustanowitz The High Holidays are over, and for many, so is our most immersive “God language” experience of the Jewish calendar year. Over the course of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we read of God’s many roles: God is the supreme sovereign. God commanded us to bri … [Read more...] about Got God? Thoughts on God from a Sometimes-theist (as inspired by ELI on Air)
With the opening last night in Jerusalem of the 3rd ROI Summit, and the kick-off to eJP's Summer of Innovation, here is just a brief introduction to ROI, the history and mission. History: Originally funded by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Bernie … [Read more...] about What is ROI Anyway?