(JNS) The political and social-religious divide between Israeli and American Jews has widened considerably according to a poll published by the American Jewish Committee. Just 46 percent of American Jews supported U.S. President Donald Trump’s relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, while 47 percent opposed the move. Within Israel, an overwhelming 85 percent of Israeli Jews supported the embassy’s move to … [Read more...] about Poll: American and Israeli Jews Differ Sharply in Views on Trump, Settlements, Social-Religious Issues
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Baltimore, Md. - Shoshana Shoubin Cardin, a Baltimore-area philanthropist and champion of world Jewry and women’s rights whose intellect and persuasiveness influenced presidents and prime ministers, died of natural causes early Friday morning. She was 91. Born in Tel Aviv before the founding of the state of Israel, Mrs. Cardin moved to Baltimore as a child and lived initially with her parents (the late Sarai and Chana Shoubin) and brother (the … [Read more...] about Shoshana S. Cardin, z”l
Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), has been appointed as Interim President by the HUC-JIR Board of Governors. Rabbi Ellenson served for 12 years as HUC-JIR President (2001-13) and succeeds Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., who tragically died in a plane crash on May 5, 2018. Rabbi Panken succeeded Rabbi Ellenson as President in 2014. Rabbi Ellenson is just concluding his tenure as … [Read more...] about Rabbi David Ellenson appointed Interim President of HUC-JIR
Nonprofit leaders are expanding programs and hiring staff, according to the just released Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey.
The 2018 Survey raises the voices of almost 3,400 leaders of nonprofits across all 50 states and a wide range of sizes, missions, and work areas. Among its key findings:
Demand continues to rise faster than nonprofits' ability to meet it.
86 percent of respondents say demand for their … [Read more...] about New Nonprofit Sector Survey:
US Nonprofits Are Challenged, Creative, Unwavering
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR), died tragically in a plane crash on May 5, 2018, at the age of 53. He served as the 12th President in HUC-JIR’s 143-year history. Rabbi Panken was a distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher, and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement for nearly three decades. As a product of the Reform Movement’s camps, youth movement, and seminary, his … [Read more...] about Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, President of HUC, Killed in Plane Crash