by Deborah Fishman Jewish engagement is a goal to which many Jewish organizations aspire. Conversations around how to develop networks and harness the power of social media to gain and connect constituents are occurring in the Jewish discourse. These are encouraging trends … [Read more...] about Engaging your Network
by Wayne L. Firestone At first blush, it is flattering that there is a no-holds-barred race on campuses around the country to “get” (or connect with) the next generation of Jewish student leaders. An increasing percentage of the approximately one hundred thousand Jewish stu … [Read more...] about Getting Next Generations
by Leah Meir “Jewish geography” is a favorite game among Jews who meet up anywhere - conferences, social gatherings, work meetings, street corners. You know the game questions: “So where are you from?” “No kidding, New Jersey! Do you know my brother (son, daughter, sister), who … [Read more...] about Catalyzing Jewish Networks: How Can Jewish Schools and Camps Join In?
by Annie Lumerman Growing up in St. Louis, it seemed like every Jew was either a doctor, a lawyer or a social worker. Kiddush was always a room full of doctors consulting lawyers consulting social workers. Even though I didn’t want an MD, JD or MSW, I liked that these p … [Read more...] about Reflections on NetWORKS: Sparks of Connectivity
by Chip Edelsberg, Ph.D. The Jim Joseph Foundation recently convened a group of evaluators, social scientists, and grantmaking professionals for the purpose of exploring meaningful approaches to assessing Jewish experiences of Jewish teens. What became patently clear during … [Read more...] about Getting it Together