by Elli Fischer As I write this, I remain of two minds regarding the need to respond to Zachary Braiterman’s recent article, “Conservative Money and Jewish Studies: Investigating the Tikvah Fund,” which appeared in ZEEK and eJewish Philanthropy. On one hand, he levels a varie … [Read more...] about Tikvah Fundamentalism?
In the Jewish world, September marks the practical beginning of a new fundraising cycle. Organizations, and synagogues, gear up for High Holiday appeals, and development departments solidify strategy for their year-end push. And with most functioning on a January-December fiscal … [Read more...] about Fundraising’s Chilly Air: the View from Jerusalem
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 m … [Read more...] about From Informal to Experiential: New Approaches to Graduate Studies in Jewish Educational Leadership