The American based Jewish Funders Network came to town this past week, but you'd never know it. You see, the community of Israeli philanthropists participating in the Conference put a noose around the JFN's neck and held them hostage. They told the JNF they "suffer at the … [Read more...] about Israeli Philanthropists: Afraid of Transparency
The City is particularly quiet this morning; especially for a Friday. Despite the glorious early summer weather, the normal hustle and bustle of pre-Shabbat is missing. Almost like Jerusalem woke-up today wrapped in a cocoon. Police and the IDF are visibly in abundance; the … [Read more...] about Murder in Jerusalem; the morning after
The phrase made famous during the 1992 Presidential campaign; perhaps it will take center stage again this Fall. In the meantime, the American economic climate appears cloudy. As those involved in the world of philanthropy, we know this could have a significant downward effect on … [Read more...] about It’s The Economy…..
We feel very strongly about the New Generation of social entrepreneurs, their cutting edge projects, and the renaissance they are creating in our Jewish world. I guess we are not alone in our view of this generation. In Sunday's New York Times, Nicholas D. Kristof wrote from the … [Read more...] about The Age of Ambition
It's sleeting (here) in Jerusalem; the Winograd Committee is set to deliver their final report later this afternoon and I would like to share some thoughts on a session I attended last week at the Herzliya Conference. The session was billed as, 'Rethinking Jewish Philanthropy … [Read more...] about Missing Dialogue