Editor's note: eJP has a long history of not circulating public statements made by organizations on any subject. Today's New York Times article, and the self-serving response by the Steinhardt Foundation, has caused us to revisit our policy. We welcome additional statements from any funder organization. A long-time pro emailed me tonight, "The alleged statements and acts, even if true, can no way be compared to the good he has done for the … [Read more...] about Jewish Funders Speak Out on Michael Steinhardt
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
In a ceremony that took place at the Jewish Funders Network Conference in San Francisco today, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Democracy Fund announced the winners of the 2018-19 Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom. The Prize elevates innovative applications of particular Jewish wisdom to universal human questions. This year, the Prize focused on the timely issue of democracy and civic engagement and was awarded to seven … [Read more...] about Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Democracy Fund announce Winners of Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom
By Dr. Bill Robinson On January 13th and 14th, we are gathering together doers, thinkers, and visionaries from across the field of Jewish education to answer a question, our teacher Jonathan Woocher (z”l), posed in 2013. Twentieth-century Jewish education was designed to answer the question, “How can we ensure that individuals remain ‘good’ Jews, even as they become good (and successful) Americans” Jewish education must respond to a subtly, … [Read more...] about Striving for Shlemut: An Emerging Approach to Jewish Education
By Aaron Dorfman and Rabbi Ayalon Eliach Two out of every three Americans believe democracy is getting weaker. The other third has apparently not watched the news for the past 10 years. The weakening of democracy should concern all of us irrespective of our political leanings because democracy transcends partisanship. It is the container that allows us to even have debates about how best to govern ourselves, the context that enables us to … [Read more...] about Can Jewish Wisdom Help Save Democracy?
By Ayalon Eliach At Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, we see immense value in the ancient Jewish tradition of feedback. Without input from others, we miss critical perspectives. With those perspectives, however, we “sharpen each other” so that our ideas and work become as refined as possible (Babylonian Talmud, Ta’anit 7a). We are proud of the reactions we received to the Jewish Futures Conference that we hosted with The Jewish … [Read more...] about Learning Together and from Jewish Wisdom to Elevate American Democracy