by Sarah Kass Who can forget December 11, 2008? On the day Bernie Madoff was arrested, millions if not billions of (Jewish) philanthropic dollars went up in smoke. Since then, surviving Jewish philanthropists have rearranged their investment strategies and surviving Jewish … [Read more...] about Skin-In-The-Game Commitments
AVI CHAI Foundation
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 … [Read more...] about Jewish Renewal Matching Grants Program Launched in Israel
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 … [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 … [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 t … [Read more...] about 2009 Survey of Leadership and American Jewish Life