It's sleeting (here) in Jerusalem; the Winograd Committee is set to deliver their final report later this afternoon and I would like to share some thoughts on a session I attended last week at the Herzliya Conference. The session was billed as, 'Rethinking Jewish Philanthropy … [Read more...] about Missing Dialogue
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
Facing Internal Unrest, the UJC is taking flak from an "Insider Blog". On the heels of yesterday's upbeat announcement on 2007 fundraising income comes public word of the dissension that has been brewing in the UJC/Federation system. In a front page article in this week's … [Read more...] about Federation Heads Meeting To Discuss Future of Troubled Umbrella Group
The North American Jewish federation system raised $2.4 billion last year. The system now has more than $13 billion in endowment funds. Its umbrella organization, the United Jewish Communities, made the announcement today for the system of 155 Jewish federations and 400 … [Read more...] about UJC Raises $2.4 Billion in ’07
The Jewish Agency for Israel began a new campaign today in the Israeli press. In front page mega-sized ads they proclaim: "Keeping the promise that any Jew, every Jew, has a home in Israel." The interesting sidebar, JAFI's new tagline: As Israel's largest and most … [Read more...] about JAFI’s New Advertising Campaign
Perhaps, perhaps not. But one thing is certain: in their relations with both the American Jewish community and the growing and influential world of Anglo Olim, JAFI is in serious need of a spin-doctor. I remember well two plus years ago, when Zeev Bielski, the popular and … [Read more...] about The Jewish Agency, An Organization In Crisis?