Dear Eric, Congratulations on the new job! As a Jewish educator who's been working in the field full-time for almost 15 years, and as a volunteer and donor to my local federation I've always appreciated your commitment to Jewish education, and to the well being of the … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Eric Fingerhut – Incoming CEO of JFNA
By Nina Price and David Heilbron “Because of the time we’ve spent in this great community, we felt it was our responsibility to do what we could to help improve it and give back after all it had given to us over the years.” This statement comes from Emily Dant, a teen member of … [Read more...] about Youth Philanthropy Success in Indianapolis
By Jeffrey Korbman So there I was, on the floor, crouched over a door hinge. It was dark. The only light I had was from my iPhone, which was propped up on a towel from the linen closet. It smelled. But I was determined to get the hinge off, which would allow me to get the door … [Read more...] about Repairing the World – A Wrench, A Mop, And Our Neshama!
By Jay Ruderman and Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim At a time when newly elected political figures in the United States are looking more like the American people as a whole, nonprofits that advance Jewish causes are stuck in a cycle that ensures a small group of ultrawealthy donors calls … [Read more...] about Big Jewish Nonprofits Can’t Keep Letting Only the Ultrawealthy Call the Shots
By David Werdiger
I read Rabbi Joshua Rabin’s article Wait, Doesn’t Chabad Do That? on these pages with much interest, for a number of reasons. I’m a card-carrying Chabadnik (gezhe or “true blood,” yet on the modern end of the spectrum), actively involved in the Jewish innovatio … [Read more...] about Chabad –
Tactics vs Strategy