by William Daroff It seems straightforward as a way to reduce the federal budget deficit: cut tax deductions by $1, and you will increase revenues by $1. But to paraphrase George Orwell: while all tax deductions reduce tax revenues equally, some do more than just reduce … [Read more...] about Don’t Limit Charitable Incentives When We Most Need Them
by David Cygielman Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the good fortune of spending time with two of our board members thinking about the direction of Moishe House as well as meeting with several of our major funding partners. I noticed after the first day that a lot … [Read more...] about Is it Better to Try and Solve Existing Problems or Create New Possibilities?
by Mark S. Young At 22 I had the best job of my life, Song Leader and Judaic Director at my JCC overnight camp. I had spent nearly every summer there since I was 10. If someone told me then I could do this work as a career I’d have signed up in an instant! No one did, so I … [Read more...] about From Informal to Experiential: New Approaches to Graduate Studies in Jewish Educational Leadership
by Ami Eden Let me start by thanking Bob Goldfarb for continuing to raise important questions about the future of Jewish media - and for highlighting several new initiatives at JTA, including our weekender newsletter, Friday Five list, celebrity blog and digital archive. We … [Read more...] about JTA: On Sound Financial Footing, Looking Toward the Future
by Ben Goldberg When I considered my plans six months ago for the summer of 2011, I knew that I wanted to experience something new, to expand my knowledge of the nonprofit sector, and to develop core capabilities for my professional future. I had worked as a volunteer in … [Read more...] about A Millenial Looks at Fundraising and the Jewish Community