They're back! Ben Yehuda was filled with young crowds unseen since the summer. The buses parked on Yaffo told the story: large banners across the front grills sported the Taglit logo. Signs in the window... Hillels of Philadelphia, the University of Florida and more. It's winter break and Birthright has again descended upon Jerusalem. Towards the top of the midrachov, a group of Korean students were entertaining the Motzie Shabbat crowd with … [Read more...] about Collateral Damage From Birthright Israel? Not In My Book
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LONDON (AP) -- Britain's 81-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, considered an icon of traditionalism, launched her own special Royal Channel on YouTube Sunday. (source: NYTimes) You might ask what this has to do with Jewish philanthropy? The answer is everything; when such a conservative establishment as Britain's Royal family turns to YouTube to deliver the Queen's Christmas message, it begs the question: how will you organization best reach its' … [Read more...] about Britain’s Queen Takes Up YouTube
That's all you've got when a potential supporter, or even random visitor, checks out your website. IS YOUR WEBSITE UP TO THE TASK? if not, it should be at the very top of your 2008 'to do list' More than 65% of donors visit at least one of the websites of the charities they support 40% ALWAYS go online before making a giving decision At least 75% of donors say going online affects their decision to give or not Donors who … [Read more...] about Five Seconds to Make a Good Impression
In an historic new agreement, for the first time ever, Christian supporters will join the JAFI Board of Governors. According to a breaking story on The Jerusalem Post web site, an agreement was signed earlier today between the (Chicago based) International Fellowship for Christians and Jews and the Jewish Agency broadening the cooperation level between the two organizations and acknowledging a $45 million pledge for the next three years from the … [Read more...] about Christian Supporters to Join JAFI B.O.G.
This line was made famous, or perhaps infamous, in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire; Yesterday, Jehuda Reinharz took it one step further. This very accomplished President of Brandeis University announced a $22.5 million transformative gift from the Cleveland based Mandel Foundation for a new center to study and protect the humanities. “In partnership with The Mandel Foundation,” said Reinharz, “Brandeis intends to create a truly visionary place … [Read more...] about Show! Me! The! Money!
We need your input. By popular request, ejewishphilanthropy.com is adding a new feature to our site, the J-innovation calendar (tm). We'll tell you about events, programs, conferences and seminars worldwide of interest to activists, innovators, communal professionals and also those just plain interested in what's happening in our J-world. Please send listings to ejewishphilanthropy [at] gmail.com or through our contact us page. With … [Read more...] about Calendar entries