By Stephen P. Seiden and Gary Jacobs The architecture of Jewish life here in North America counts among its many attributes, countless organizations and institutions established to support the needs of individuals and communities in every corner of the continent. These organizations and institutions provide us with spiritual homes, cultural outlets and a vast array of educational frameworks. They reflect our values, our determination to do … [Read more...] about Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh – All Jews are Responsible for One Another
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
By Gail Zucker Giving circles can be a powerful mechanism for pooling philanthropic resources and generating social impact. They are also known to be time-consuming, expensive and difficult to sustain. Despite these challenges, the Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society (SVF) is completing its first decade and continues to thrive. During this time, the SVF produced over $9 million of collective investment from 42 … [Read more...] about Collaborative Philanthropy at its Best: Generating a Decade of Impact
The Jerusalem Post is reporting that "The US heads of the Jewish Agency and Jewish Federations of North America have given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a list of at least six candidates they deem worthy to succeed Natan Sharansky as Agency chairman... The list includes Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz; opposition leader Isaac Herzog; Zionist Union MK Nachman Shai; Consul-General in New York Dani Dayan; Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and … [Read more...] about Old Men want an Old Man to Succeed Sharansky
By Maayan Hoffman eJewishPhilanthropy.com On Sunday, 3,000 Jews will converge on Los Angeles for the 2017 Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA). Volunteers, philanthropists, and Jewish communal and business professionals from across the globe will come together to discuss Jewish education, engagement and fundraising. The itinerary includes talks by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and … [Read more...] about Federation and Its Future: Floundering or Flourishing?