Magen David Adom and its U.S. arm feud over their future relationship amid charges that funds are misused. by Nathan Guttman American Friends of Magen David Adom is a staple of American Jewish charity for Israel. Children give their bar and bat mitzvah money to it, communities take group photos in front of ambulances they donated to Israel through it, and sons and daughters dedicate plaques at Israeli medical centers in memory of their … [Read more...] about Strife at American Friends of Magen David Adom
Lisa Capelouto, Director of JHub - a London-based incubator that focuses on Jewish social action and innovation - presents a European perspective to the conversation about innovation, and looks at how the old world is learning from the new (and sometimes the other way around). For Jews in North America, Europe is often seen as repository of memory rather than a source of exciting innovative ideas. On the other hand we Europeans tend to look … [Read more...] about New Ideas from the Old World
New Transatlantic Partnership Links the Pears Foundation, Jumpstart, and the ROI Community of Young Jewish Innovators The Pears Foundation, Jumpstart, and the ROI Community of Young Jewish Innovators today announced that the 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives will include the first-ever census of innovative and entrepreneurial Jewish ventures in Europe. "Europe is recovering its historic place as a source of new Jewish ideas," said Amy … [Read more...] about 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives Will Expand to Europe
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?