By Yosef I. Abramowitz There are times when the Jewish world came together to add yet another miracle to our collective story, and most of these examples revolve around Israel under attack and dramatic aliyah. “Given the fractiousness of the Jewish community, the relative u … [Read more...] about The Next Big Thing?
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
The shifting plate tectonics of Jewish life
By Yosef I. Abramowitz
“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
The Holy Land is trembling. And so, too, should world Jewry.
Defying conventional physics, tremors from a July earthquake in Isra … [Read more...] about Of Federations
and Fault Lines
[Reprinted with permission from Sh’ma Now, a curated monthly conversation on Jewish Sensibilities. These articles, examining the differences between philanthropy and tzedakah, originally appeared in October 2001.] By David Altshuler During the past eighteen months, I h … [Read more...] about “Remember CHAI”: Thoughts About Jewish Philanthropy
By A Senior Israeli Nonprofit Consultant It’s a real problem. I just got another call from an Israeli nonprofit organization that had paid $11K to have a booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America - this year hosted in Tel Aviv - and I j … [Read more...] about Is the GA Scamming Israeli Nonprofits?
By Barbara Dobkin In 1993 I founded Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project at the JCC on the Upper West Side with Eve Landau who served as its ED. We were feminists, determined to be a catalyst for change for women in the Jewish community. I was coming into my own as a feminist … [Read more...] about Funding Women Creates Transformative Change