The business card he handed me a few weeks back was sleek, creative, different and expensive to produce. Just like the ultra-hip and glitzy premises I had been given a tour of earlier. He neither introduced himself as Rabbi; nor does his business card indicate such. The organization is identified as the Gaon Club; the tagline: where young Jews converge. And the web address lands you on the home page of Friends of Lubavitch UK. The name on … [Read more...] about Mendy Vogel, Where Are You?
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We have often showcased individuals or groups from this New Generation of Jewish innovators. Perhaps a tad off topic, but from the group of 32 Rhodes Scholars named for 2008, have a peak at those who self-identify as Jewish. And who knows, perhaps they will all "rock" our Jewish world! The Rhodes Scholarships, those coveted international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of … [Read more...] about Introducing the 2008 Jewish American Rhodes Scholars
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
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.