MediaWatch: Around Our World

from the London Jewish Chronicle:

Charities ‘not being open enough’

Jewish charities are the worst in the country at being transparent and open about their work, according to a survey by an independent agency.

Intelligent Giving (IG), a not-for-profit organisation which monitors charities, has examined this year’s accounts and annual reports of around 500 charities, including 23 focused on Jewish causes. The 10 charities with the lowest scores out of the 500 surveyed by IG this year were all Jewish.

Last year, a survey by the agency found similar results.

from Boundless Drama of Creation:

eJP note: We previously wrote that at the 2008 Summit in Washington, D.C., Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life announced a $10.7 million grant from The Jim Joseph Foundation to expand the Experiential Educator Exemplar (E³) Program and to support the Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative.

During a recent program at Camp Ramah, Seth, along with some professionals from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, had the chance to speak with two of the Hillel team that developed this program. His observations:

The Renovated House of Hillel

and from Haaretz:

Conference brings together virtual Jewish world in real-time

More than 200 Jewish bloggers, most of them immigrants from North America, attended the First International Jewish Bloggers Convention in Jerusalem this past Wednesday. Attendees seemed as much if not more interested in meeting fellow bloggers than in panel discussions dedicated to the agenda of taking Jewish blogging to the next level.

For our take on the Conference check out, How Do You Measure Success.