By Avrum Lapin Nonprofits are always “on the hunt” for new donors and new sources of support. In recent years, Giving Circles have grown in prominence and significance in the philanthropic landscape. Currently, there are about 1,087 independent giving circles in the US, triple the numbers of these groups in 2007. The rise can be attributed, at least partially, to donors’ strategic shift from broad based giving to more strategic thinking to … [Read more...] about Giving Circles Make Giving Accessible
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Gesher L’Europa, a project of the National Library of Israel and the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, has launched a new website. Featured are educational resource packs, blogs touching on European Jewish history, the Jewish European Ephemera Collection and much more. … [Read more...] about National Library of Israel launches Bridge to Europe
By Andrew Fretwell Something out of the norm has happened. The Union for Reform Judaism recently posted an opening for Chief Information Officer. That in itself shouldn’t be extraordinary; every day we watch Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers in other industries turn cutting edge technologies into sustained growth. Yet, for all our bluster about technology, URJ stands alone among major Jewish nonprofits in seeking a chief … [Read more...] about Four Reasons You Need a CIO
By David Eisner (An installment in the series Spotlight on Poverty, a partnership between JFN and eJewish Philanthropy.) Poverty too often appears as a cause, effect, and perpetuating factor in various social crises, including failures in our systems of health, education, food distribution, housing, and other social services. Social ruptures of hatred, blame, and fear toward groups based on race, ethnicity, and other forms of identity often … [Read more...] about Poverty: Calling for Meaningful Jewish Attention
The Hadassah Foundation has awarded the 2018 Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize to Michal Gera Margaliot, Executive Director of the Israel Women’s Network (IWN) in Tel Aviv. The Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize recognizes emerging professionals who have made innovative contributions to advance the status of women and girls in Israel and the United States. Awardees demonstrate a high degree of talent, commitment, and accomplishment in their work. The prize … [Read more...] about Israeli Feminist Leader Awarded Hadassah Foundation’s Bernice S. Tannenbaum Prize
By Jacob J Staub This fall, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in Wyncote, Pa., is launching an initiative to train Jewish Spiritual Directors. Over the course of two years, participants will learn the practices of discernment and contemplative listening. They will study Jewish texts, beliefs and spiritual practices, meet monthly with their own spiritual director and, under supervision, begin to serve as a spiritual director of … [Read more...] about Notice the Holy Wherever You Go