16 camps across North America will be the first recipients of a new grant to increase accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities through Foundation for Jewish Camp's Yashar Initiative. The Hebrew word “Yashar” translates to both “level” and “integrity,” and like its namesake, the Yashar Initiative is intended to improve accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities on multiple levels by providing funds for capital improvements, … [Read more...] about 16 Camps awarded Yashar Initiative Grants to Increase Accessibility for Campers and Staff with Disabilities
Hazon and project director Rabbi Sid Schwarz are pleased to announce the selection of Cohort 4 of the Clergy Leadership Incubator (CLI), a two year fellowship for rabbis on visionary leadership. To meet the incoming CLI Fellows click the image. … [Read more...] about Clergy Leadership Incubator announces Cohort 4
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has named Sheila Katz as its new CEO to lead the organization into the future and build on its 125-year legacy of turning progressive ideals into action. Katz will join NCJW this summer after 12 years with Hillel International, where she was named the youngest-ever vice president in the organization’s history.
With her proven track record of community organizing, digital engagement, and … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
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The Wexner Foundation has announced three new classes of the Wexner Heritage Program with volunteer leaders from Cincinnati, OH, Rochester, NY and Seattle, WA. In Cincinnati the program is supported by a partnership with the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati; in Rochester, with the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation; and in Seattle, the Samis Foundation and The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle along with alumni of the program and other … [Read more...] about Wexner Heritage Program Announces Three New Classes
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) CEO David M. Schizer has announced plans to return to Columbia Law School in 2020. After a three-year leave from the University, he returns to keep his tenured seat on the law faculty. Schizer’s service at JDC has been marked by measurable achievements including increased fundraising, the reorganization of JDC’s former Soviet Union (FSU) operations, and a new planning process for JDC’s programs. … [Read more...] about JDC CEO David Schizer to return to Columbia Law