Barry Shrage, President of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, was the speaker at the New York Investiture and Ordination Ceremonies of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He had this to say on Birthright Israel: There are two demographic realities … [Read more...] about Barry Shrage on Birthright Israel
a letter from Arnold M. Eisen, Chancellor, JTS: Dear JTS Students, Faculty, and Staff, We at The Jewish Theological Seminary have spent much of the past eighteen months thinking about the future and reassessing our goals. It is clear that the present moment offers many … [Read more...] about A New Vision for JTS
As a follow-up to our post Jewish Journal Gets it Right, the newspaper has released the following: A group of leading Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists has announced a major financial commitment to The Jewish Journal, the flagship newspaper of the Los Angeles Jewish … [Read more...] about Jewish Journal Reorganizes as Tribe Media Corp.
Earlier this week, COJECO, the Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations, celebrated 10 years. [COJECO is an umbrella of 41 community-based groups that serves the New York Russian speaking Jewish community.] According to John Ruskay, UJA-Federation of New York's … [Read more...] about Writing the Next Chapters of Jewish History
The global Jewish media, including eJewish Philanthropy, has recently been somewhat pre-occupied with both the new strategic direction of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the very public discussion of how declining overseas dollars are allocated by the Jewish federation … [Read more...] about Allocating Federation Money: The Continuing Saga