With 80% of the world Jewish population living in either Israel or the U.S., we sometimes forget our community not only exists, but thrives, in places other than Jerusalem, L.A. and N.Y.C. One distant outpost is London. Here, just a few short weeks before 2008 begins, I encountered both new and exciting initiatives (by and for a new generation of U.K. Jewry) taking root. Here is just one. On a quiet tree lined street in Willesden Green, almost … [Read more...] about The New and Hip Jewish London
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"They drive on the wrong side of the road; they need regime change, but... They are doing some great stuff online." (source, workshop hand-out) This being December, everyone has their lists. Best dressed, worst movies, any and every theme you can possibly imagine. Well, we will not be left out. I just returned from a workshop in London dealing with Current Trends in Online Fundraising. We were a small, eclectic and focused group … [Read more...] about Oh, Those Americans…
ejewishphilanthropy.com is up and running; with a low key preview launch just a few days ago we are off to a good beginning enjoying readers from not only Israel and the U.S., but also Canada, France, Namibia and the U.K. What did we do? a few hundred emails went out along with a couple of facebook posts. Some of the results: several thousand page views with the average visitor spending close to 4 minutes on the site. Over 30 visitors took … [Read more...] about Up Up and Away; the Value of Social Networks
with thanks to Esther Kustanowitz and ROI120.com As you gather with family and friends to celebrate Chanukah, we encourage you to pass along this small test of technoliteracy. Print it out and save; post on your message boards, both in the virtual world and the old fashioned one (the kind requiring thumb tacks). And, if your are an organization manager, give this test to each and every staff member and consultant responsible for your … [Read more...] about Edu-tech: Are You a Technophile or Technophobe? (revisited)
Welcome to eJewishPhilanthropy.com, a resource dedicated to educating and advancing the use of the Internet in the world of Jewish Philanthropy. Today marks a conclusion, but also a beginning and a continuation. A conclusion of almost a year, connecting and learning from many friends and colleagues on how best to proceed. Valuable suggestions have come from so many to bring us to where we are today, a beginning. As we look to the … [Read more...] about Baruchim HaBa’im
Most people treat Jewish community work like a casual non-profit. But perhaps there’s a more effective, more business-like way to encourage innovation within a responsible, results-oriented framework? PresenTense Editor and Publisher Ariel Beery and his frequent business partner Aharon Horwitz think so, and tell you all about it in their new article in Ha’aretz, “Investing in Value." To save our community from the boom-and-bust dynamic, we … [Read more...] about Rethinking the Business Model of Jewish Community