The Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism, the most prestigious accolades in Jewish media, have been announced. Known to some as the ‘Jewish Pulitzers,’ the awards were initiated in 1980 to promote quality Jewish journalism and are given out at the AJPA’s annual conference every June. And, keeping up with the times, the AJPA recognizes Outstanding Websites as one of the fifteen categories. We salute the winners in the … [Read more...] about The Jewish Pulitzers for 2008
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Moishe House, a network of 25 homes throughout the world that serve as grassroots community centers for the young adult Jewish community ages 21-30, announced yesterday that they have received a four-year $1.25 million grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF). This funding, along with a grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF) made in September, 2008 will be used to enhance Moishe House’s core operations, expand its … [Read more...] about Schusterman and Jim Joseph Foundations: Propelling Moishe House to The Next Level
The Jewish Agency meetings in Jerusalem were not the only place in the Jewish world where major structural changes are being discussed this week. In New York, the Board of Governors of the Hebrew Union College met yesterday to discuss campus closings and reorganization. The only item we have been able to confirm at this point is the College's School of Jewish Communal Service in Los Angeles, will not be suspending admissions for the 2010-2111 … [Read more...] about HUC’s School of Jewish Communal Service Survives
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
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?