By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky Big Tent Judaism initiated a study in Summer 2016 to learn more about the experience of being Jewish among Jewish millennials, and to better understand how this population demonstrates its connection to being Jewish. Because this population appears to be elusive and hard to reach, any inquiry into this population is important. The study defined experiences broadly to include anything that a Jewish millennial does that … [Read more...] about Millennial Engagement in the Jewish Community
According to The Future of Philanthropy, the latest study to be released by Fidelity Charitable, Americans’ approach to giving and views on how to solve the world’s challenges are changing. Donors identify a wide range of pressing issues, but are not particularly optimistic that their giving alone will solve them. Health and hunger are among the top priorities among a wide range of problems Americans identify as important, and they … [Read more...] about Millennials Lead the Way as Giving Changes, New Report Says
By Stefanie Rhodes How do you engage young people in Jewish life? Last week The American Jewish Population Project shared that the 1.4 million Jewish millennials in the United States are also the most diverse generation. When considered with the data from Slingshot’s first-ever formal evaluation, I remain convinced that engagement is in large part about empowering the Next Generation to create the communities and the opportunities that inspire … [Read more...] about Reflections on Slingshot’s First-Ever Evaluation
The latest data release from the American Jewish Population Project includes updates on the youngest generation of American Jewish adults including demographics and political leanings: … [Read more...] about Who are the American Jewish Millennials?
“What Chabad has achieved in the last 15 years is quite remarkable,” said Mark Rosen, noting the movement’s explosive growth on U.S. college campuses from 35 in 2000 to 187 today. By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Gregg Gilbert, a graduate of the University at Albany (SUNY ‘99) said Chabad on Campus introduced him to Judaism. “The fact that I live in Israel now, keep kosher and try to lead a Torah life - this is a testament … [Read more...] about First-ever study of Chabad on Campus Emphasizes Increased Jewish Engagement