Community organizing means developing leaders and bringing people together to form powerful organizations that allow people to act on their own behalf to make systemic changes in their lives. Community organizers are people who want to stir things up to motivate people to act for change, who embrace challenge, and who think strategically about power. The Boston based, Jewish Organizing Initiative (JOI) builds a vibrant, pluralistic … [Read more...] about Up For a Challenge?
Imagine working passionately and tirelessly in the uphill trek towards fulfilling your life's mission, only to have someone say to you, "I am going to fast-forward your career 20 years." That is what Harold Grinspoon, known as one of the most innovative Jewish social entrepreneurs in America, said to 32-year-old Rabbi Ethan Tucker of New York City, as he granted him $100,000 per year for two years, with his inaugural Grinspoon Jewish Social … [Read more...] about First Jewish Social Entrepreneur Fellowship Awarded
Brandeis University has been in our news quite a bit recently. In December, we learned of a $22.5 million transformative gift from the Cleveland based Mandel Foundation for a new center to study and protect the humanities. So far this year, we have been exposed to an exhibition on the Healing Power of Art at their Women's Studies Research Center; heard about the five finalists for the new Bronfman Visiting Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation; … [Read more...] about New Public Policy and Jewish Leadership Degree Program
Last month we wrote about Insight, a new fellowship program from the Schusterman Family Foundation. Jewlicious has just posted a great interview with Yoni Gordis who heads the Center For Leadership Initiatives. If you are interested in learning about this superb new endeavor, a must read is "The Insight Fellowships: An Innovative Young Jewish Leadership Initiative", on Jewlicious. Applications are due one week from today. … [Read more...] about Only One Week Remaining
Waltham, Mass. - The competition for Brandeis University's new Charles R. Bronfman Visiting Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation has narrowed to five finalists, who will present their proposals for changing the way Jews think about themselves and their community at a symposium on campus February 24. The winner will be awarded two years to develop his or her ideas into a book. The finalists were announced by Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & … [Read more...] about And Then There Were 5