The Week That Was: April 15-21

In today’s world, no nonprofit organization would think twice about collecting, and hopefully analyzing, information about their donors. So too, with website traffic. For how else can one effectively judge site visitors’ demographics and interests?

Based on site and RSS feed analytics, here – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy last week:

Hadassah Investigation Concludes

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has concluded the investigation concerning allegations of mishandling funds by organization personnel.

How Do We Talk to Our Children About Israel?
by Robbie Gringras

Bringing up our children to “love Israel” should not mean we are brainwashing them or serving evil reactionary interests. Sometimes I fear that too much superficial education has given love and commitment a bad name. A knee-jerk rejection of “teaching to love Israel” is – I would suggest – mainly a response to the extent to which such a concept has been shorn of its depth. Love is crucial, but it’s not simple.

LA Federation Receives Largest Gift Ever

A multi-million dollar gift – the largest in the history of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles – will make it possible for the Federation to develop and sustain a talent pool of engaged Jewish young leaders in perpetuity.

Looking Beneath the Surface in Chicago
by Dan Brown

The bitter, and public, disagreement between the University of Chicago Hillel’s recently fired director and advisory board and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, isn’t going away anytime soon.

The Samuel Bronfman Foundation Second Stage Growth Fund

This fund will offer an opportunity for organizations in the post start-up phase of development to apply for general operating funding, which will help them successfully adapt their organizational structure to fit shifting and expanding needs.

by Russel Neiss

Last year, with the generous support of the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund, we began development of PocketTorah, a mobile application and website, with the goal of providing anyone the ability to learn the weekly Torah and Haftarah portion anywhere, at any time, on any mobile device or computer for free.

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