a letter from Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor, JTS: Dear JTS Students, Faculty, and Staff, We at The Jewish Theological Seminary have spent much of the past eighteen months thinking about the future and reassessing our goals. It is clear that the present moment offers many challenges to both their planning and achievement. We are convinced, however, that it also offers unprecedented opportunities. I write to you today to share highlights of the … [Read more...] about A New Vision for JTS
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As a follow-up to our post Jewish Journal Gets it Right, the newspaper has released the following: A group of leading Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists has announced a major financial commitment to The Jewish Journal, the flagship newspaper of the Los Angeles Jewish community. The commitment will help The Jewish Journal attract new readers and advertisers, and enable it to grow across numerous media platforms. In recognition of The … [Read more...] about Jewish Journal Reorganizes as Tribe Media Corp.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland's annual campaign has raised $27,792,531 from 12,526 donors, approximately $1 million less than last year. Among the donors were 1,721 people who had never given before or have not given in many years. Here's more from Cleveland Jewish News. … [Read more...] about Cleveland Federation Campaign Raises $27.8m
Malcolm Hoenlein’s passion for unity and anonymity has allowed him to serve as the king of the Jews for the past three decades. Now, an aggressive U.S. president - and widening splits in the American Jewish community - threaten his rule. Allison Hoffman writing in Tablet Magazine: King Without a Crown ... By day, Hoenlein is known as the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations - an … [Read more...] about Malcolm Hoenlein: In Depth
There has been a growing controversy since the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation first announced the most restrictive funding guidelines in the country. from Tablet Magazine: Academic Question San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs At first glance, an open letter published in last week’s Forward seemed like business as usual. The letter, signed by about 70 Bay … [Read more...] about Blacklisted in San Francisco