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
Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG) is expanding its activities in Great Britain with significant grants to Moishe House and PJ Library, two of the most successful global entities engaging Jewish young adults and young families today. … [Read more...] about Genesis Philanthropy Group expands support for Jewish Life in Britain
By Simone Szalmuk-Singer Jewish identity, communal continuity and Israel’s image abroad, are arguably some of the most important topics in the Jewish world today. Connecting with the Jewish communities in Asia provides fascinating perspective and clarity in these areas. … [Read more...] about Unexpected Learnings from the Jewish Communities in Asia