Harold Grinspoon Foundation Leverages $50 million for Jewish Camping The Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, has invested more than $8.5 million in matching grants to 54 nonprofit Jewish overnight camps throughout North America. These funds have leveraged nearly $41.5 million in gifts and pledges for a total infusion of $50,108,239 into the sector - a five-fold increase in support since … [Read more...] about Overnight Camps: Key to The Jewish Future
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by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin As the recession moves along and the global economy continues to be unpredictable, we, at EHL Consulting, wanted to take a closer look at how Jewish non-profits are faring right now. We polled more than 1,000 current and former clients and other “friends” to get a reading of the mindset of the Jewish non-profit community. While the results of our recent survey are not scientific, they most certainly … [Read more...] about Reflection: What Do The Numbers Tell Us?
In June 2006, Rabbi Shai Held, Rabbi Elie Kaunfer and Rabbi Ethan Tucker, launched Mechon Hadar: An Institute for Prayer, Personal Growth and Jewish Study. Based in New York City, the founders have spent years teaching and building Jewish community, and have served as founders and leaders of Kehilat Hadar, an independent, egalitarian community committed to spirited traditional prayer, study and social action. Last week they kicked off summer … [Read more...] about Mechon Hadar Receives $1m. Matching Grant
Jerusalem is not the only place where significant decisions will be made next week. In New York, the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College will be meeting to consider a significant re-organization of the school. Passions have been running high for months (you can find various articles here). The amount of official information available is basically nil. The College, like so many organizations, has still not realized the story does not … [Read more...] about Showdown Time at HUC
There has been a lot of 'noise' recently in the Web 2.0 world about changes underway within the UJC system. Let's cut to the tachlis. Here's how the UJC frames a few new initiatives (all quotes are taken from yesterday's emailed Leadership Briefing): 1. The UJC name is history. "As part of an overarching effort to create a stronger continental brand for the Federation system, and based on brand research results, UJC’s strategy calls for … [Read more...] about UJC Gives Birth to The Jewish Federations of North America