The Week That Was: December 9-15

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

A Changing Landscape

by Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

A changing landscape: that’s the catchphrase in Jewish organizations these days. It telegraphs a reality we’ve come to know well. People in their 20s and 30s do not hew to the Jewish denominations in which they were raised. They want a Judaism they’ve defined themselves. They are not joiners, but they will get on board if a community feels right to them. In short, they want choice.

Candy, Content and Competition – Why the UJA-Federation of New York Keeps Breaking Fundraising Records
by Haviv Rettig Gur

The New York federation just broke another fundraising record, announcing Tuesday that its Wall Street division had raised $23 million in 2012. How does it do it? eJewish Philanthropy asked the federation’s head of financial resource development.

What If the Model Isn’t Broken?
by Steve Kerbel

A few weeks ago, on a Shabbat morning, events converged in the sanctuary of the suburban Washington, DC congregation where I now work that lead me to believe that the congregational model of education might just work, if it’s used properly.

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