eJewish Philanthropy is partnering with five other media outlets and the Jewish Federations of North America on a project to publicize new ideas for improving the Jewish nonprofit landscape. In February, we will join with The Fundermentalist @ JTA, The Sisterhood @ The Forward, Jewcy, Jewschool, 31 Days, 31 Ideas and The Jewish Federations. Together, we will publish one new idea per day from a total of 28 Jewish thinkers across the Jewish … [Read more...] about 28 Days, 28 Ideas: The Conversation Continues
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The Jewish Federations of North America has made it official. New Orleans will now host both the 2010 General Assembly (GA) and International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC), both of which were originally scheduled to be held in Orlando. The events will also be held earlier, with the GA slated for Nov. 7-9 and the ILOJC slated for Nov. 8-10. The GA is the annual gathering of the Jewish federation system and one of the largest events on the … [Read more...] about New Orleans to Host 2010 Jewish Federations Assembly
After the Earth Moved an editorial from The Forward For American Jews who give generously to charity, there is often an inner struggle: How much should they support other Jews, and how much should they give to causes in the wider world? The response to the tragedy befalling Haiti demonstrates the wisdom of turning that binary dilemma from an “either/or” question to a “both/and” affirmation. The two main Jewish organizations already in … [Read more...] about The Need to Work Together
excerpts from an editorial in Cleveland Jewish News: Jewish camping: Don’t leave home without it If it’s January, it must be time for summer camp … and camp stories come creeping out of the snow banks. Many people agonize over camp choices and the factors that go into the decision. Most important among these might be where friends are going (you can never undervalue peer pressure among kids). Equally high on the list are the practical … [Read more...] about The Importance of Jewish Summer Camp
by Gary Wexler Just when the bureaucratic and risk-averse culture of the Jewish nonprofit sector was unraveling my love of the organized Jewish world, along comes the book Start Up Nation. Reading it has been like an adrenaline shot, allowing me to recapture the hyper-excited hope and dreams that drive my passion for this work. Start Up Nation is about how a once backwater Israel created a globally influential hi-tech sector emerging as the … [Read more...] about Is Start-Up Nation Also the Big Lesson for the Jewish Nonprofit Sector?