Seven time-zones from Moscow, about as far east as one can travel in Russia, lies the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, or Region. Established in 1934 “for the Jewish population of the Soviet Union to receive a territory in which to pursue Yiddish cultural heritage within a socialist f … [Read more...] about From WestHampton, New York to Russia’s Far East, Limmud FSU Makes Inroads
Rabbi Sid Schwarz writing in The Forward: Back to Shul: Innovate To Beat the Synagogue Slum What is clear is that the Jewish community is in a time of transition, and many synagogues - and the national denominations of which they are part - are behind the curve. The … [Read more...] about Are Synagogues Compelling Places for Serious Jewish Engagement
We've been to Moscow and Khabarovsk. Now Birobidzhan. We're speaking with JAFI, the Joint and with Hillel. Along with many friends of friends. We're attending the first-ever Limmud FSU in the Jewish Autonomous Region. And we're checking out the Jewish social entrepreneurship … [Read more...] about eJP is On the Move
by Julia Levy What is worth more to you $1,000 or two hours of your time? As a development professional, ultimately, I am responsible for ensuring that my organization achieves its fundraising goal. However, the process for reaching it is not always a linear path, … [Read more...] about Beyond the Dollar Sign
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?