Just a reminder, if you're planning to be in Israel for any of the various conferences coming up shortly, join the World Council of Jewish Communal Service for their program Challenges and Opportunities for the Communal Professional. Meet colleagues from around the world for … [Read more...] about Communities in Transition
I had the opportunity last month to attend the Consultation on Social Entrepreneurship and New Leadership Development held in New York. A fellow attendee was Nir Tsuk, the Director of the Global Fellowship Program for Ashoka and the individual responsible for bringing Ashoka to … [Read more...] about Ashoka is Coming to Israel
Sabbath 2008 documents the closing down of the ultra-orthodox neighborhoods in and around Jerusalem on the eve of the Sabbath. Image by Nira Pereg; from the exhibit Art Focus 5. about: Art Focus 5, 2008 will continue the tradition of providing a rare encounter between … [Read more...] about Can Art Do More?
from the Jerusalem Post: Community in Crisis Three weeks ago, a special gathering of rabbis issued an urgent call to the principals of haredi educational institutions, asking them to do their best in light of the "new situation," and to avoid at all costs a cut in the … [Read more...] about The ‘New Situation’ aka the Global Economic Crisis
an excellent and extensive report from the New York Jewish Week: ‘Genuine Emergency’ For Charities, Agencies As one former Jewish official called for a national emergency summit of Jewish leaders to deal with the fallout from the market meltdown, Jewish charities were … [Read more...] about Market Meltdown