By Faustine Sigal It starts like a joke, or perhaps a text from the haggadah… A Russian, a Czech, an American, two British, an Uruguayan, an Argentinian and a French were sitting in the countryside, in the outskirts of Paris. The whole morning, they were discussing attributes of Jewish learning at Moishe House, until one of the colleagues said to them “my friends, we should write that and share it with the world!” A couple months ago, while … [Read more...] about Moishe House: (How) is our Jewish Learning Different from all the Other Jewish Learnings?
By David Cygielman The Jewish community has made a big bet. In the past five years, we have seen a huge surge in the investment of fellowships and convenings designed to train and support leaders. Talent development is core to building a strong Jewish community, so logically, this is a good communal strategy. The concept of bringing people together to meet one another, learn together and develop new ideas that can bring the Jewish community … [Read more...] about Investing in Leaders
By Jeremy Wood Eight months after Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston, the major news networks’ focus has moved on. Yet amid national silence, the local crisis continues, festering like the mold behind flooded walls that were covered up too quickly while their foundations rotted inside. Many Houstonians remain unable to return home and the city predicts a 10-year recovery, barring future calamities. Eight months after Harvey, I joined 16 … [Read more...] about How we Answer the Storm in Houston
By Rabbi George Wielechowski and David Cygielman
Larry Fink may have been a rabbi in a former life.
Larry Fink, as many of you probably know, is the CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, with $5.7 trillion under management. Mr. Fink writes a yearly letter to company CEOs around the world, and in this year’s letter, he was most definitely preaching Torah and channeling the voice of the prophets. Even if he didn’t know … [Read more...] about Embracing The Responsibility to Drive Change
Open Dor Project Announces Second Cohort
By Jen Rosen There are those who say millennials are ruining, among other things, the workforce, the traditional synagogue structure, department stores and, worst of all for those of us in the nonprofit sector, philanthropy. They’re not giving money, they’re not becoming members and donors and sustainers. They expect things for free and they’re not willing to give back to the organizations that give so much to them. I can’t speak for the … [Read more...] about Young Adults Do Want To Participate In Philanthropy and It’s Our Job To Ask