A new Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) study, Rising Streams, Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel, reports that 12-13 percent of Israeli Jews (800,000) self-identify as Reform or Conservative in recent surveys. These numbers illustrate significant growth in the last decade. However, while hundreds of thousands of Israelis identify with the movements they are not active members. These Israelis, according to the report, are mostly … [Read more...] about New JPPI Report: Significant Rise in Identification with Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel
By Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim American Jews donate at high levels to charity. One way they support causes in the U.S., Israel and other places is collective, often through large grant-making organizations. In researching this organized philanthropy, I’ve observed that the proportion of Jewish institutional giving to Israeli causes has fallen since 2009. I believe that several factors, including demographic and social changes, a diminishing … [Read more...] about Why Jewish Giving to Israel is Losing Ground
CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) has released a request for proposals (RFP) to promote research that can make a difference in how Jewish education is practiced. Three grants, up to $30,000 each, will be awarded to stimulate time-concentrated research that is clearly connected to one of CASJE’s areas of focus, and that will apply to the practice of Jewish education. Areas of inquiry currently supported by CASJE include: … [Read more...] about CASJE Releases RFP for Research That Will Contribute to the Practice of Jewish Education
A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute examines how individuals use impact investing and whether women and men do so differently. The study finds that while both men and women embrace impact investing as a way to achieve social and financial returns, households where men make charitable giving decisions - either as single men, or as sole deciders within their marriages - are more likely to replace charitable giving with impact … [Read more...] about Study Finds Men Are More Likely Than Women to Replace Charitable Giving With Impact Investing
By Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht According to Hillel’s College Guide, if you are a student looking for a university with a large Jewish population, your #1 choice is the University of Florida (UF), flagship campus of the Florida state system. Hillel lists UF as having 6,500 Jewish undergraduates, nearly 20% of the total undergraduate population at the Gainesville campus. But in a study we conducted this spring of … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates?