Many women love having the money to make change - and are busy figuring out how to give the most bang for their buck. by Joan Kaye Today's Jewish women philanthropists can almost all be characterized as venture philanthropists, a term coined in 1984 to describe people who address social issues by funding projects or organizations using some of the practices initially used by venture capitalists when funding new businesses. Venture … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Philanthropy: The Big Picture
The New York Times February 9th article by John Tierney, titled "Will You Be E-Mailing This Column? It's Awesome" offered some fascinating insights from a recent University of Pennsylvania research study. The researchers, Jonah Berger and Katherine A. Milkman intensively studied The New York Times list of most-e-mailed articles, checking it every 15 minutes for six months in the period between August 2008 and February 2009. They determined that … [Read more...] about Is Your E-Mail Awe-Inspiring?
One of the ventures nurtured during this past summer’s cohort of the PresenTense Institute was Kol HaOt, which we first introduced to you back in August. Here's an update as they continue to move their venture forward. On Thursday evening, February 5, Kol HaOt: The Art of Jewish Living, hosted a magical showcase event at Jerusalem’s Mishkenot Sheananim. Over forty representatives of various Jewish organizations and foundations, tour … [Read more...] about Kol HaOt Ignites Its Journey
Two weeks ago I had the great privilege of representing the Jewish tradition at the annual dinner of the Niagara Foundation, alongside Bishop Demetrius of the Chicago Greek Orthodox Church and Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, chairman of the Parliament of World Religions. We were asked to give short remarks about charity in each of our traditions. My speech is below. The Particularities of Giving: Reflections on Tzedakah Rabbi Josh … [Read more...] about The Particularities of Giving: Reflections on Tzedakah
by Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. New York is rapidly losing its economic position within the changing global economy, which has significant implications for American Jews, as well. The Jews of New York longer reflect religiously or demographically the “state” of American Jewry. Other major communities in this nation today rival New York in terms of institutional Jewish growth and as centers of creative energy and institutional … [Read more...] about New York as America’s Jewish Capital City