Most Jewish Baby Boomers See Retirement as Time for Work and Service, not Rest; But Organizations Serving Ethnic or Religious Communities Are Unprepared To Tap This Potentially Huge Influx of Talent and Experience Public service organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to harness the experience and expertise of Baby Boomers, as great numbers envision themselves working in paid or voluntary public service positions between the age of 60 … [Read more...] about Will Boomers Retire?
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The American Jewish Press Association has announced the Simon Rockower 2009 Awards for Excellence in (U.S. based) Jewish Journalism. For the category of Outstanding Website, the first place winner was MyJewishLearning.com and second place, Forward.com. Kol HaKavod! … [Read more...] about 2009 Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism Announced
The New York Jewish Week has released its third annual “36 Under 36” list, highlighting new innovators in the New York area who are reshaping Jewish life here and abroad. Of course, New York being New York, many of the names are connected to initiatives with national and international reach. This year’s list recognizes young Jewish adults under the age of 36 who are leading the charge when it comes to blending Torah with environmentalism, … [Read more...] about 36 Under 36: Visionaries for a New Era
by Robert P. Aronson In 1975, a failed art student, I began working at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation as a clerk typist. One day my boss, Mel Zaret, asked me to attend a fundraising meeting. There were about twenty men in the room listening to an Israeli army officer wearing sunglasses. He spoke about the battle for the Suez Canal. After that, to my astonishment, the men went around the room and announced pledges to the 1975 Federation … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Raising Money from Jews
Nowhere are the fissures of the Jewish world more apparent than in early summer Jerusalem. For here, on the one-hand, we see the energy accompanying the first wave of Birthright Israel, teen youth program, and 20-something summer visitors - arriving by the tens of thousands - to experience all that Israel has to offer. And at the other end, the [mostly] greying and powerful professional and lay leaders of the world's largest and most visible … [Read more...] about The World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency Struggle to Find Meaning