by Jane Eisner Assembling the Forward 50 is like taking a stroll through recent history. Certain landmarks become immediately visible, while others take longer to discern. The Jewish story in the last year was characterized by the traditional worries - about the Jewish future … [Read more...] about Leading the Jewish Way: The 2010 Forward 50
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by Shannon Sarna and Ruthie Warshenbrot More than half of the 2010 Slingshot organizations are headed by women. More than half of the 2009 Avi Chai Fellows (“the Jewish genius grant”) award winners are women. More than half of the current Joshua Venture Fellows are wom … [Read more...] about Jewish Community: Zero?
Once a month, in three locations as of this day, young Jewish parents gather in neighborhood associations with their young children to play Hebrew games. One part educational opportunity for children, another part friend-making opportunity for parents, HebrewPlay - a new venture … [Read more...] about Is the Leadership Glass Half-Full?
The Society for Classical Reform Judaism (SCRJ), with the support of the Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation, has announced a five-year grant in the amount of $500,000 to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). This grant will support rabbinical … [Read more...] about New Grant to HUC Supports Classical Reform Programs
[eJP note] Yesterday, in Change of Generation, Bob Goldfarb presented some initial thoughts on the newly released Generation of Change study released by the Avi Chai Foundation. Here is part 2. The Avi Chai Foundation’s new study, “Generation of Change,” highlights the sizea … [Read more...] about Left Behind