The evening belied a discomfort that is no longer subtle among intermarried Jews: a need to demand their place within the core Jewish community, despite their non-Jewish partners. By Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt Past the airport-level security at the second Genesis Prize ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre, the cocktail hour is a sophisticated murmur of Russian, English and Hebrew, with soft jazz playing and dim lights. The cast of characters: … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize brings Together Who’s Who of top World Jewry – Even Those Considered ‘Illegitimate’
New York, NY, April 28, 2015 - Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the nine recipients of the Genesis Generation Challenge, a competition supporting innovative projects guided by Jewish values to address the world's pressing issues. Each team selected as a winner of the Genesis Generation Challenge will be awarded $100,000 to implement their initiatives and will be matched with a mentor to help develop the project. Winning project concepts focus … [Read more...] about Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Genesis Generation Challenge Winners
By Jill W. Smith Passover is a holiday replete with tradition. The entire Jewish family, both literally and figuratively, comes together to celebrate the community’s freedom from oppression and redemption. Through storytelling and the symbols on the Seder plate, we are reminded that as a community we are stronger together than we are apart. One of the distinguishing themes of the Passover holiday is the emphasis on being inclusive; it is … [Read more...] about Our Passover Question: How Do We Involve Jewish Intermarried Families in Communal Life?
Last night, at 11:59 EST, the Genesis Generation Challenge officially closed with over 140 completed applications. Over the course of the competition, more than 22,000 individuals visited the competition website from 174 countries, and over 2,000 individuals registered for the competition. Participants from across the globe submitted applications to fund projects, guided by Jewish values, which will address the world’s pressing issues. The … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Competition Closes
Foundation also announces several other new leadership appointments New York, July 31, 2014 - Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) today announced the promotion of its North American executive director, Ilia Salita, to CEO of the organization. Salita will lead the private foundation’s global effort to develop and enhance a sense of Jewish identity among Russian-speaking Jews worldwide. Stan Polovets, GPG’s co-founder and CEO for seven years since … [Read more...] about Genesis Philanthropy Group Announces New CEO