When we talk about innovation, what do we mean? A groundswell is building around the importance of innovation in Jewish life, much as a consensus grew around the need for “change” in the course of 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. But “change” means different things to different pe … [Read more...] about Integrating Innovation Into The Jewish Ecosystem
by Haviv Rettig Gur I read Seth Cohen’s ruminations on innovation with great interest. I share many of his concerns and I was happy to be given the chance to respond. I cannot speak to the measurements of innovation or the business-modeling of sustainability, because I do n … [Read more...] about New Teachings
Innovation is the hot topic in the Jewish world these days and so there is no better time to point you to two articles from the current issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service. On the Value and Values of Social Entrepreneurship by Yoni Gordis Philanthropists play a … [Read more...] about Is Innovation a Driver in Jewish Engagement?
Over a century ago, the Jewish Publication Society was formed to "provide the children of Jewish immigrants to America with books about their heritage in the language of the New World." During it's long life-cycle, the JPS became the standard bearer for Jewish wisdom literature, … [Read more...] about How Can the Organized Community Best Take Advantage of Social Innovation?
In preparing for a recent flight to New York for some meetings that included discussions regarding the state of Jewish social innovation, I compiled a stack of recent ‘want to read, but haven’t yet read’ materials on the topic. But much like the rest of life, my best-laid plans we … [Read more...] about Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: Key Questions on Jewish Innovation, Interruption, and Sustainability