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
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
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?
JFNA has released "Challenges and Opportunities on the Jewish Day School Landscape: A Thought and Action Paper for Jewish FederationsDay School Landscape." The report was prepared by Rosov Consulting for the Jewish Education and Engagement Office of JFNA. *** The Jewish zeitgeist of late has emphasized the tuition challenge related to day schools. If one only read the Jewish media, one might think that this is the only thing happening in … [Read more...] about Challenges and Opportunities on the Jewish Day School Landscape
What We Can Learn from this Unique Communal Model and What this Enterprise Will Require for the Future By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. This coming week, as federation leaders gather in LA from across North America for the 86th GA (General Assembly), it represents another opportunity to revisit the case for federations. Beyond such stories as the one that appeared on these pages some days ago, it is essential to take a deeper look at the … [Read more...] about Federations and the Jewish Marketplace of the 21st Century