by Sarah Kass Today’s eJewish Philanthropy reports JDub is closing up shop despite a 9 year history of innovation and success. The reason? Financial pressures. The article notes that “among the reasons stated for closing are [an] ‘aging out of the cohort of Jewish “star … [Read more...] about Will We Be Builders and Not Just Buyers?
July 9, 2011 Response to Misha Galperin’s article in eJewish Philantrhopy It appears that JAFI and much of the national Jewish community are at a loss at what to do and how to do it when it comes to the future of our People. Equally troubling is the inability to clearly and c … [Read more...] about Helping to Keep Our Children Jewish
by Todd Cohen Giving USA has released its annual estimates on charitable giving in the U.S., and the picture is bleak. While overall giving grew to $290.89 billion in 2010, up 2.1 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars, that growth represents only a small step on the path to … [Read more...] about Nonprofits Need Faith in Themselves
by Larry Yudelson These are partisan times in the American Jewish community and the Israel-American relationship. When President Barack Obama delivered his policy address on the Middle East last month with its implied rebuke of the policies of Israeli Prime Minister … [Read more...] about In Praise of Non-Partisanship
Over the centuries Jews have been marginalized and demonized for refusing to fit in. The reasons keep changing but the effect is always the same: Jews are collectively denounced for dissenting from the dominant dogma. In pagan Rome, where tolerance meant the worship of many gods, … [Read more...] about Dogma, Dissent and Differences