Many years ago, on day one of Ulpan - Kitah Aleph, our excellent and high-strung Sabra instructor told us the first word we needed to learn and understand was Protecxia. As a room full of 20-somethings, with at least half planning Aliyah, we were made to understand that grasping this concept was as important as the Hebrew skills she would impart to us over the next six months if we were to have a successful klitah here in Israel. Fast far … [Read more...] about Protecxia; An Oleh’s First Word
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
About ten days ago, Seth Cohen, alumnus of the Atlanta ‘07 class of the Wexner Heritage Program and engaged member of the Atlanta Jewish community, shared some thoughts on the UJC’s National Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat that had just concluded. Today, an excerpt from a recent blog post, which (according to Seth) "gives me a channel to be constructive, while also being thoughtfully critical. Hence… In reaction to our increasingly branded … [Read more...] about Live Generously; Think Differently
Upcoming Jerusalem event: Breakfast featuring Jeff Pulver and local key Social Media and Marketing Players from the non-profit world. This event hopes to introduce non-profits to the world of social media and blogging, and the potential it holds for helping non-profits reach their goals at relatively low costs. The goal of the breakfast event is twofold: to encourage non-profits to consider adopting new media strategies to promote their … [Read more...] about Breakfast in Jerusalem
Two stories of interest from the New York Times: Making a Child’s Life Better in Every Corner from an interview with Caryl M. Stern, who after eighteen years with the ADL, joined UNICEF in 2006 and now is President and CEO of their United States Fund. Q. After crises, there is such urgency about contributing money quickly and online. Why? A. It’s not enough to get America to write that check. We’ve got to get that check in the system, … [Read more...] about All The News That’s Fit to Print
It began simply enough. Pizmon, a New York based Jewish a-cappella group with students from Columbia, Barnard, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, was embarking on their yearly outreach tour. In honor of Israel's 60th, the group planned free concerts in 19 locations around the country. One of the planned stops was in Asheklon, with a performance sponsored by the local Masorti congregation. Due to safety concerns, the concert was re-located … [Read more...] about Street Cinematheque
It was an unusual combination of resources. JT Waldman, the creative director of YAVNET, the new interactive branch of the 120 year old Jewish Publication Society, was here in Jerusalem to attend the ROI120 Summit and then participate as a fellow at the PresenTense Insititue. 21st century innovation meets a publishing industry in turmoil. Behind JT's participation: JPS has embarked on its most ambitious project since 1985, when after thirty … [Read more...] about Yavnet: Connecting Content and Technology