The sikyong, Lobsang Sangay, offers advice on action, adaptation and repairing the world By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Lobsang Sangay’s name, given to him as per tradition by a Buddhist llama, means “kind-hearted lion.” “Most of the time, I am kind-hearted,” he told eJewish Philanthropy. “But if necessary, I am ‘lioning’ 10 percent of the time.” Sangay, the sikyong, or democratically elected president of the Tibetan … [Read more...] about ROI Summit Kicks Off with Lessons from Tibet
Exciting development for building Jewish communal life through learning in the San Francisco Bay Area By Jaimie Baxter and Debbie Rosenfeld-Caparaz Ten years ago, Sara Bamberger, Rabbi David Kasher, Frayda Gonshor Cohen and Jacob Heitler piloted a new vision for Jewish learning in the San Francisco Bay Area: a network of self-organized, small groups learning together with the best Jewish educators around. Their vision was realized in … [Read more...] about Kevah Groups Join Lehrhaus Judaica
By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Some 2,000 young adults who thought they had missed the chance to travel on Taglit-Birthright Israel when they turned 27 - the regular program is for individuals 18 to 26 - are getting a chance to experience the touted 10-day free trip to Israel. This summer, and again in October and November, Birthright is piloting a series of trips for people between the ages of 27 and 32. The organization opened … [Read more...] about Birthright at 30? Organization Pilots Travel Experience for Older [Young] Adults
This post is a part of Foundation for Jewish Camp's summer blog series “Because of Jewish Camp.” Each week, we will be featuring personal reflections from camp parents, staff, and alumni exemplifying the ways that Jewish camp impacted their lives. Follow along all summer long, and share how Jewish camp impacted your life! Tell us your story in the comments, on Facebook, or tweet @JewishCamp using the hashtag #JewishCamp. Rabbi Skoff is the … [Read more...] about To My Counselor… 45 Years Later
By Moshe Hecht You know when you’re at a meeting, and the person leading said meeting keeps throwing around a term over and over again, and you’re just sitting there, scratching your head thinking, what the heck are you saying?! Well that’s me. I sit on the board of a local nonprofit. I love it. It’s a great org with great people, and I’m crazy about everything they do. What I’m not so crazy about is this phrase that keeps popping up … [Read more...] about What the Heck is a “Culture of Philanthropy”?