[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
Let’s capture mission-driven millennials by showing them the value of working within the Jewish community, and not outside of it. By Sarah Waldbott How is your nonprofit organization developing millennial leaders for senior-level opportunities in the Jewish sector? With C-suite vacancies on the rise and the recent news that millennials have now surpassed Gen-Xers as the largest generation in the American workforce, the impending … [Read more...] about Closing the Leadership Gap by Improving Millennial Recruitment Strategies
By Daniel S. Horwitz Since formally launching on June 1st, The Well, Metro Detroit’s new pluralistic Jewish community-building, education and spirituality initiative has had tremendous success in its outreach and relationship-building efforts in Metro Detroit and beyond. The question that we’re exploring the answer to is simple: in a Jewish community that has myriad successful Orthodox outreach organizations, what does effective (and … [Read more...] about The Well flows in Metro Detroit with Lessons for Us All
Yesterday in New York City, the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies released their latest study “Millennial Children of Intermarriage: Touchpoints and Trajectories of Jewish Engagement.” The study's "bottom line" is that Jewish experiences in college years, including participation in Birthright Israel and campus-based programs such as Hillel and Chabad, are extremely powerful in engaging children of intermarriage in Jewish life. The study … [Read more...] about Children of Intermarriage are Reshaping the Contours of American Jewish Life
By Nanette Fridman A friend recently emailed me and asked if I had a list of suggestions for working with millennials that he could give the development professional at a national organization where he is involved. I had thoughts but no list - until now. Millennials were born between 1984 and 2000. They are characterized as digital natives, the first generation that grew with computers, the Internet, email, social media, downloading their … [Read more...] about Is Your Organization “Millennial Friendly”?