Jerusalem recently played host to an international conference titled, The Environment in Jewish Thought and Law. Spearheaded by Sviva Israel, an innovative Jewish social environmental organization, the goal was to enrich and raise the level of conversation on Judaism and the Environment. Carmi Wisemon, the initiator of the conference and presenter of a lecture on “The Conflicts and Connections between Sustainability and Judaism”, was extremely … [Read more...] about Halacha and the Environment
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The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University announces an opening for a faculty member -- junior or senior, tenured, tenure track, or professor of the practice -- in an area broadly defined as Jewish Professional Leadership. The ideal candidate is someone with strong academic credentials, a substantial record of accomplishment, first-hand experience working with the Jewish community, and the skills to provide … [Read more...] about Faculty Search: Jewish Professional Leadership
The notion that media messaging through traditional means is on the wane comes as no surprise. Instead, in this new media era, continuous improvements in technology have permeated our daily lives, sending us messages in multiple formats. Beyond the realms of news and advertising, new media is gaining traction as a tool in the working world -- and fundraising and grantmaking is no exception. Web 2.0 presents some unique opportunities for the … [Read more...] about Click and Change the World
Hadassah just concluded their 94th national convention in Los Angeles. And at the closing dinner Tuesday night, a prominent Medical Center board member warned the organization was on "the tipping point" into decline. Two pertinent facts were stated by Stewart Greenebaum during his remarks: in the past year Hadassah's membership has declined by 6% and dollar donations have decreased by 20%. So, it appears that like every other organization … [Read more...] about Hadassah, Tipping Into Decline?
The following is courtesy of Charity Dynamics in Austin, Texas, and is posted with permission. Web 2.0 - Building, Growing and Sustaining a Vibrant Online Community: Shiny Objects Vs. Solid Investments by Abby Sandlin At this year’s NTEN conference in New Orleans, I spoke to a packed room of a hundred or so nonprofit managers eager to harness the power of Web 2.0 for their organization. Web 2.0 refers to a new generation of web-based … [Read more...] about Shiny Objects vs. Solid Investments
We bring you these three articles, two of which are from the mainstream international media, as they all pose questions that need to be asked in our world of Jewish philanthropy, regardless of who sits in the Prime Minister's office. This is neither a discussion of politics or the law. Both of which are topics we will stay away from on this blog. from the New York Jewish Week: Financial Questions for Olmert's Charity New Jerusalem … [Read more...] about Big Money’s Influence