Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the head of the Union for Reform Judaism, has announced plans to step down effective in two years. Yoffie's long-rumored announcement was made yesterday at the organization's Board meeting in Brooklyn. In prepared remarks Yoffie also addressed some of the … [Read more...] about Rabbi Eric Yoffie Announces Retirement
I am on a flight from Warsaw to Israel. I have just participated in a very moving experience and I would like to share some reflections with you about the meaning of leadership in a very “young-old” community. Several months ago I received a request to participate in a seminar to … [Read more...] about The Meaning of Leadership: The Evolution of the Polish Jewish Community
by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation today announced actual results of charitable giving in 2009, a report that will undoubtedly attract significant media and other attention in the coming weeks. The report reflects … [Read more...] about U.S. Giving in 2009 Exceeds $300 billion, Reflecting Strong Support for Non-Profits
by Nancy Raybin Perspective is everything, including in the world of charitable donations and philanthropy. Coupled with facts, we can say two things about the year 2009 as it relates to Americans and their money: It was the worst year economically since the Great Depression … [Read more...] about U.S. Giving: Perspective is Everything
by Melanie Moore Kubo Visual storytelling is a practice that is at once old and new in our sector. Telling stories and creating images are deeply rooted cultural traditions in human society - some of the oldest manifestations of our values and beliefs. We tell stories … [Read more...] about Visual Storytelling: Is Seeing Believing?