By Naomi Rosenfeld Big Jewish communities are all the rage. Why wouldn’t they be? In a Jewish world that is becoming more urbanized, the vast majority of Jews live in large Jewish communities. These communities do amazing work - they raise tons of money, they provide … [Read more...] about The Top 6 Lessons that Big Jewish Communities can learn from Small Jewish Communities
By Doron Kenter
Six years ago, Mark Charendoff (President of Maimonides Fund, and my boss) wrote a piece for The Jewish Week in which he adapted Professor Noam Wasserman’s “Rich or King” model of entrepreneurs for the Jewish not-for-profit sector. In the original model, CEOs … [Read more...] about “Rich or King” Redux:
What Are Our Obligations to Our Jewish Communal Institutions?
By Dana Sheanin Will our future be female? As I reflect on last summer’s allegations against sociologist Steven M. Cohen, I see the seeds of a critical transfer of leadership in Jewish organizational life. In the past year, scores of women who have dedicated their careers … [Read more...] about About Time: Closing the Gender Gap in Jewish Organizational Life
By Marylin E. Kingston, Ph.D.
and Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
In attending community gatherings, including such activities as lectures, rallies, films, fund raising events and community dinners, we seem to see the “same folks” everywhere. Why is that the case?
This assertion … [Read more...] about The Same Jewish Crowd!
Who’s Showing Up and Why
By Andrés Spokoiny The word utopia was first used by Sir Thomas More in 1516. He coined the term combining two Greek words: ou (not) and topos (place), and he thus named an imaginary island that would harbor the perfect society. Utopia was “No-Place,” or, “the place that … [Read more...] about “No-Place” Like Home: The Utopia That Came True