from today's Haaretz: Tycoon Arcadi Gaydamak halts flow of cash to Israeli charities TheMarker has learned that over the past few months, Russian-Israeli tycoon Arcadi Gaydamak has not made good on promises to transfer large funds to a number of Israeli charities. Attorney David Brodetzky, the legal adviser for Gaydamak's Social Justice political party, confirmed Saturday that the billionaire businessman had halted the flow of financial … [Read more...] about Gaydamak Backtracks on Philanthropy
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
I was at a reception last night where quite a few attendees at the Hartman Institute's summer program were also in attendance. And I heard something I found hard to believe. E-mail sent to any Comcast.net address from an Israeli IP address is automatically blocked. Have any of our readers had personal experiences where they can speak either way to this statement? … [Read more...] about Does The Mail (from Israel) Get Through?
The Peoplehood Papers: a selection of essays from a diverse group of Jewish leaders and thinkers on Jewish Peoplehood including pragmatic suggestions on how organizations can create new understandings and action plans around the issue. Created as a platform for enriching the Jewish Peoplehood conversation, The Peoplehood Papers is a collaboration of United Jewish Communities, the International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beth … [Read more...] about Peoplehood: A Sense of Belonging
by Dr. Ezra Kopelowitz and Ari Engelberg (Excerpt from paper commissioned by the NADAV Fund) Introduction Since 2000, a small but growing number of Jewish organizations and foundations have started using the concept of “Jewish Peoplehood” in their work. What is the significance of this new concept? What is the added value of the “Jewish Peoplehood” concept for the world of Jewish organizations? Why use the concept as a basis for … [Read more...] about A Framework for Strategic Thinking About Jewish Peoplehood
by Dr. Michael C. Kotzin (as published in The Jewish Week, November 21, 2007) Editor’s Note: In October, The Jewish Week sponsored its third annual retreat, The Conversation, for a group of American Jews who are leaders and emerging leaders in a variety of fields. They were invited to contribute essays about the conference itself or about ideas that emerged from their discussions. This is the first in a series of responses. The subject … [Read more...] about Spreading the Word on Jewish Peoplehood
Your organization has decided to launch a blog, and you’re the lucky blogger. You need to learn the available tools, think about how you want to position the blog so it is asthetically pleasing, and so much more. All to often what gets lost in the shuffle is content. Two links to take a look at. Supercharging Your Content One of the cornerstones of powerful writing is the use of concrete details that can tell your story for you: They … [Read more...] about Content is Still King