Three articles this week of particular interest to important themes on this blog. What’s Next For Birthright Alumni an editorial by Gary Rosenblatt Michael Steinhardt is never satisfied. That’s what drives some of those who work with him crazy at times. But it’s also what drives his success as a businessman and major philanthropist. While much of the Jewish community, here and in Israel, has been heralding birthright israel — the … [Read more...] about Around Our Jewish World
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A few selected links we think you may be interested in. Peres: Conference 'promoted Israel around the world' Peres sees the conference's success, above all, in the image boost he said it gave the state. He also praised the value of the networking that went on at the conference. Jewish Demography and Peoplehood: 2008 Sergio DellaPergola's position paper. Digital world leaders foresee 'personalization' According to leaders from the … [Read more...] about More from Tomorrow
Listen up, y'all, in our Jewish communal world; you know if your organization is guilty... "The perception that the American Jewish leadership is "elitist, parochial, self-serving and resistant to innovation," is fueling a decline in Jewish communal participation in the U.S., a leading sociologist said this week. In a policy paper prepared ahead of the President's Conference, "Facing Tomorrow," Professor Chaim Waxman asserted that a sense … [Read more...] about ‘Elitist’ Leadership Alienating American Jewish Community
C'mon guys, you need to do better than this... According to the JTA, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews suspended its May 1 payment on a $45 million commitment made to JAFI late last year. Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, IFCJ Executive Director, said the agency has not lived up to its commitment to become a "strategic partner" with the IFCJ. A key issue, he said, is that Jewish Agency stationary still only lists the organization's … [Read more...] about Is This Really About Stationary?
There has certainly been a great deal in the broader news about the Facing Tomorrow Conference just concluding in Jerusalem. Read what a nice Jewish boy has to say in the Washington Post. BTW, I had the opportunity to meet Michael yesterday and play 'Jewish geography'. He is part of the Presidential Press team on this trip, so if you are looking for broader coverage of the Bush visit he has several articles on the Washington Post site. "Most … [Read more...] about For Israel, 60 Candles And Many Luminaries
eJewish Philanthropy is pleased to welcome Gidi Grinstein, the Founder and President, of the Reut Institute, who has graciously provided us with the English translation of his series of blog posts on Philanthropy in Israel. Gidi is considered one of the leading policy analysts in Israel and commands a variety of expertise on national security, negotiations, governance and socio-economics. He has an extensive background in policy-planning and is … [Read more...] about Jewish Philanthropy in Israel