Can’t Buy Jewish Continuity? Sell It Instead

In partnership with ELI Talks, eJewish Philanthropy will be running a series over the next few weeks of responses to an ELI Talk given by video game designer Sam Glassenberg.

Glassenberg brings up many issues in his short talk, including whether our models of philanthropy-supported community institutions are at a disadvantage compared to for-profit models. For-profit businesses must, by design, be attractive to the end consumer. He asks whether there is a consumer-focused strategy that can work for the Jewish community, and he tells us that there already is a highly successful for-profit model for the Jewish community that we should emulate.

Watch Sam’s talk here and join the discussion.

The first response, by Lisa Colton, can be found here. In the coming weeks, additional responses will be posted; all will be available here.