The recent study of the “Jewish Web” by 4WallMedia sees that Israeli online news sources are much more popular than American-based Jewish sites, and concludes that the “takeaway point is that the American Jewish media needs (sic) to coordinate and combine their assets online.” That’s a nonsequitur, given the data reported in the study. The most popular Jewish-oriented site, the Jerusalem Post’s, draws over 1.4 million total unique visitors … [Read more...] about New Media, Old Solutions
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from The Forward: Largest Outreach Effort for Alums of Birthright Raises Concerns Taglit-Birthright Israel... has carefully tended its image as pluralistic and inclusive. But the religious slant and political orientation of the largest, most well-funded organizer of follow-up programs for Birthright alumni is raising concerns, even among top Birthright officials. The Jewish Enrichment Center, which some people characterize as a kiruv, … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Birthright Israel in the News, Again
"Russian-speaking Jews live all over the world, from former Soviet republics to North America to Israel, where they make up a significant percentage of the population. As a group they have been successful in their new homes, yet many are disconnected from Jewish life." So reads the program description for a workshop, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming… Wait, They’re Here!, planned for the UJC's upcoming GA this November. In … [Read more...] about The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming… Wait, They’re Here!
The Jewish Funders Network and the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies have just released a new study, Executive Development & Succession Planning: A Growing Challenge for the Jewish Community. from the introduction: The national Jewish community appears to be on the edge of a precipice. Within the next five to ten years, the baby boomers will retire and leave upwards of 75%-90% of Jewish community agencies with the challenge of … [Read more...] about Executive Development and Succession Planning: A Growing Challenge for the American Jewish Community
by Joshua Avedon and Shawn Landres Last week the Jewish innovation ecosystem suffered the first loss of a keystone organization since the economic ice age began. The Professional Leaders Project (PLP) is the premier independent entity for developing and educating the next generation of Jewish leaders, both volunteer and professional. One thing is clear. PLP's mission of "turning leadership over to the next generation" will live on, most … [Read more...] about Viva PLP!