By The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation It was almost a year ago that Rachel Garbow Monroe, Weinberg Foundation President and CEO, sent the following email to roughly 40 Jewish federation and foundation CEOs: “I am trying to collate all documentation related to Jewish poverty in the United States. If your federation, foundation, or organization has any data that is relatively recent (completed in the last three or so years), … [Read more...] about What Do We Know about Jewish Poverty in the United States?
In a ceremony that took place at the Jewish Funders Network Conference in San Francisco today, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Democracy Fund announced the winners of the 2018-19 Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom. The Prize elevates innovative applications of particular Jewish wisdom to universal human questions. This year, the Prize focused on the timely issue of democracy and civic engagement and was awarded to seven … [Read more...] about Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Democracy Fund announce Winners of Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom
Neophilia: love of or enthusiasm for what is new or novel
By Rabbi Andy Kastner
The Jewish people have a complex relationship with that which is new. At times we shield ourselves from its influence, while at others, we embrace its potential. Our orientation to innovation shapes our approach to community development and philanthropy.
A Brief History of Modern Innovation
One of 19th century European Jewry’s leading rabbis, the Chatam … [Read more...] about Bright, Shiny and New:
The Risks of Neophilia
According to The Jewish Week, "In an email sent to coalition leadership last evening ... the Safety, Respect and Equity (SRE) Coalition confirmed that the group had accepted the Genesis Prize Foundation’s resignation... The Jewish Week has learned that the SRE Coalition was initially selected as a grant recipient of the Genesis Prize Foundation Women’s Empowerment grant, but will not be “receiving any grant from them,” according to Saratovsky, … [Read more...] about Standing By Kraft, Genesis Prize Foundation Resigns From #MeToo Coalition
Thank you, Paul, and our dear friends who have toasted us, for the beautiful and heartwarming words. I am flooded with warm memories, and I will cherish this event for a long time. I would be speechless, but fortunately I prepared a speech in advance! In fact, I prepared two speeches. First, I was going to talk about AVI CHAI’s founder, Zalman Chaim Bernstein zichrono livracha, his amazing business success, his Jewish journey from ignorance to … [Read more...] about Remarks by Yossi Prager at Prizmah 2019 Conference