And on the Seventh Day.... an editorial from The Forward In 2007, a study by the JCC Association revealed that two-thirds of the Jewish Community Centers in America were open at some time on the Sabbath. Since then, faced with pressure from members who would rather sweat on … [Read more...] about To Open, or Close, on Shabbat
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Press coverage aside, the biggest news in the recent study sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation is not its facts and figures. After all, it is hardly remarkable that young Jewish leaders are not monolithic, or that attitudes of nonestablishment leaders are different from those … [Read more...] about Change of Generation
PresenTense is laying its organizational roots in the U.S. Having recently established an office in the Jewish Center on West 86th Street, they are looking forward to finally having an open space for its employees and community in the States. "We have an amazing facility in … [Read more...] about PresenTense Returns to Its Roots
by Jan Jaben-Eilon Weeks after the disclosure of controversial contributions by Hungarian-American mega-billionaire George Soros to the pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby J Street, the Jewish non-profit world is still mulling over the ramifications of the issue. Jeremy Ben-Ami, J … [Read more...] about Is Your Donor Kosher?
Philanthropic Dollars a Sign of Confidence in the Ramah Model of Jewish Camping and Staff, leadership Development by H. Glenn Rosenkrantz When the newest Ramah camp opened this past summer, it was watched closely by those in the funding world who had put considerable … [Read more...] about Ramah as an Incubator for New Ideas