This morning, Pseifas (Mosaic), a new matching grants program promoting Jewish renewal in Israel was launched before a full-house of amutot professionals at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem. Pseifas is an initiative between AVI CHAI Israel and UJA-Federation of New York in collaboration with Tmura - The Israeli Public Service Venture Fund and the Jewish Funders Network. The goal is to offer Israeli donors the opportunity to leverage their donations … [Read more...] about Jewish Renewal Matching Grants Program Launched in Israel
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On behalf of the AVI CHAI Foundation, we are pleased to share with you a summary of key findings from the 2008-09 Census of Jewish Day Schools in the United States. Commissioned by AVI CHAI, this third census was conducted by Dr. Marvin Schick. The statistics in this summary include grade by grade enrollments for every Jewish day school in the Unites States. There were 228,174 students in Jewish elementary and secondary schools - the … [Read more...] about A Census of Jewish Day Schools in the United States
by Joshua Avedon Seth Cohen recently challenged us to think about 5 key questions facing Jewish innovation. While we hope his excellent analysis continues to spark a broader conversation in the Jewish world, Jumpstart sees a big picture answer emerging to the "How?" issue he raises. And we'd like to frame it by taking a page from one of our favorite innovators from the technology world, Google. Google recently announced the launch of the … [Read more...] about The Jewish Innovation Pipeline: A Google Chrome OS for New Jewish Organizations?
American Jewish leaders have been changing - but we don’t exactly know how. We think that leaders in their 20s and 30s are different from those in their 50s and 60s. And we imagine that the Boomers today differ from the Boomers two or three decades ago. Leaders may vary in their hopes and fears; in the issues that capture their interest, and that drive them to act; and in the ways in which they see Jews, Judaism, and the world. They may differ … [Read more...] about 2009 Survey of Leadership and American Jewish Life
This article originally appeared in the FJC News. 1967. New York: American businessman Sanford Bernstein founded the Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, specializing in investment management. Within 15 years, Bernstein became one of the largest firms on Wall Street. Within the next 15 years the annual turnover from clients served by the Company reached 80 million dollars. 2009. Moscow: The Avi Chai Foundation allocates a sizeable grant to … [Read more...] about Investing in Jewish Youth