By Daniela Greiber A two-hour ride north east of Stockholm takes you to Glamsta summer camp, the crown jewel of the Swedish Jewish community. In consecutive operation for 109 years, Glamsta invokes cherished memories for most Swedish Jews. As the camp director showed me around in July, he pointed at a picture of his mother as a chanicha in the 1960s and showed me a carving on a door that he made as a chanich in the late 80s. Today, the site … [Read more...] about Four Site Visits and Some Thoughts on European Jewish Camping
By Kate Goldberg [Editor's note: While this essay isn in response to specific updated legal requirements in both the UK and EU, the important issues of funder governance raised are applicable world-wide.] After the very public collapse of Kids' Company in 2015 and more recently the Oxfam and Save the Children crises, concerns over public confidence in the nonprofit sector have resulted in a firmer hand from the UK charity regulators. As a … [Read more...] about Governance – Are We Getting it Right?
By Jenni Frazer The chief executive of UJIA, Britain’s biggest pro-Israel charity, has spoken with regret of “provocative acts and provocative language” on both right and left of the political spectrum. Speaking before UJIA’s first structured dialogue, “Ceasefire,” held at JW3, Michael Wegier said that “a big challenge for the mainstream community” was enabling all sides of the debate to air their opinions inside the UJIA “tent.” But, he … [Read more...] about British “Federation” Head Regrets ‘Provocative Acts and Language’ during Israel Dialogue
Jewish Quarterly, a journal of essays, reviews and opinions based in London, is re-launching with a digital edition created in partnership with digital publishing company Exact Editions, which now includes the full archive dating back to 1953. The archive comprises over 200 issues that are accessible across web, iOS and Android platforms. The publication presents a vibrant Jewish perspective on contemporary ideas and culture, as well as … [Read more...] about Jewish Quarterly partners with Exact Editions to Launch Full Archive
Donations to charity rose from £9.7 billion to £10.3 billion during 2017, but fewer people gave, according to the largest study of giving conducted in the UK. But those that do give are giving more, according to the annual research carried out by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). CAF’s annual UK Giving report, which includes interviews with more than 12,000 people by YouGov throughout 2017, found that men are less charitable than women, … [Read more...] about Fewer People are Giving but they’re Giving More, says UK’s Largest Study of Giving