Motivated by a passion for global Jewish connections, a group of North American alumni of NFTY-The Reform Jewish Youth Movement have organized a meet-up for young adults in London from April 11-17 in collaboration with the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ). Former NFTY President and current member of the Executive Board of the WUPJ Andrew Keene developed the idea for this unique and meaningful travel experience: “There is an entire … [Read more...] about First NFTY Alumni Meet-up in London This Week
Even well-intentioned plans by well-meaning professionals and lay leaders will be doomed to fail if the process does not affirm the needs and priorities of those off the grid. By Rabbi Joshua Rabin and Emily Winograd Last year, a provocative editorial appeared in The Washington Post entitled, Want Millennials Back in the Pews? Stop Trying to Make Church 'Cool.' Rachel Held Evans argues that many churches incorrectly assume that … [Read more...] about What Do You Do With An Idea? Customer Empathy in an Age of Anxiety
UJA-Federation of New York has released important new research on Jewish Millennials. The report, Insights and Strategies for Engaging Jewish Millennials, looked at Jewish 20- and 30-somethings in New York City. One of the key findings - especially for all the doomsayers - is that 82% of those surveyed plan to raise their children Jewish! The report looked at who Jewish New York City millennials are, including their lifestyles, needs … [Read more...] about 82% of Surveyed Millennials Plan to Raise their Kids Jewishly!
By Rabbi Joshua Rabin Millennial engagement is the hot topic of conversation in the Jewish world, as professionals and lay leaders worry about whether or not the emerging generation of Jewish adults will invest in the Jewish future. Frankly, this communal concern is well founded. Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber write in Generation We that millennials are 21% less likely than previous generations to join an organized religious institution, and … [Read more...] about #ShapeTheTable: Organizational Mashups and Rethinking Millennial Engagement
[As part of an ongoing series, eJewish Philanthropy will be sharing thought-provoking articles written by Schusterman Fellows in an effort to offer a glimpse of leaders in our midst who are approaching work in the Jewish sector with inspiring levels of care, strategy and heart. You can read the framing piece here.] By Liz Fisher “Millennials. Please explain.” That was recently the Facebook status of a friend of mine, a 40-something woman … [Read more...] about Putting the Millennial Myth to Bed