by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin “Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas.” Jack Welch, former chairman of General Electric For many decades - since before the founding of the modern State of Israel - Israel-based non-profits have attempted to secure voluntary giving from Jews living in every corner of … [Read more...] about Building Bridges: How to Navigate International Clients in American Waters
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by H. Glenn Rosenkrantz San Francisco - Getting inside teenagers’ heads isn’t so easy. But give them a creative outlet, and you’ll be flooded by what flows out. Perspectives. Insights. Unspoken truths. And a burgeoning maturity that astounds. Take 17-year-old Doria Charlson, for instance. She just graduated from high school and is bound for Stanford University this fall. She’s lived the relatively ordinary life of a teenager on the … [Read more...] about New Jewish Filmmaking Project: Pointing the Lens at Jewish Identities and Journeys
by Dr. Steven Windmueller The full impact of the current economic crisis may not be felt for years. In the midst of it, core institutions are being fundamentally reshaped and individual lifestyles reconstructed. These economic challenges threaten the existing infrastructure of the American Jewish community, leading to a new order of institutions and leaders. The changes are already having a social and psychological impact on American … [Read more...] about The Unfolding Economic Crisis: Its Devastating Implications for American Jewry
Haviv Rettig Gur writing in The Jerusalem Post: Solomon urges behavioral changes in Jewish community The Jewish world can have a strong recovery from the damage wrought by the worldwide recession and the Madoff fraud, but only if it figures out how to tell a story worth hearing, according to Jeffrey Solomon, president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and a former senior vice president of the New York Jewish … [Read more...] about How Do We Tell Our Story?
The UJC finally announced what has been a given for a long time - Jerry Silverman's appointment as the next CEO. Kol HaKavod to Jerry. Now let's hope, that in his new position, he can move along the decision making process. Otherwise, like General Motors, the UJC will be providing product the marketplace is no longer interested in. Here's an excerpt from the official announcement: UJC/Jewish Federations of North America reported today that … [Read more...] about UJC Officially Taps Silverman…Finally