The Week That Was: July 8-14

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:

From Affiliation to Engagement, From Silos to Playlists
by Allan Finkelstein

Today, people no longer “affiliate” or “join.” While a sense of belonging feels good, loyalty to the organization or institution is trumped by stronger desires for individual meaning and purpose. Being unaffiliated no longer implies lack of interest in things Jewish or lack of connection with Jews or Jewish life. Certainly, to restrict affiliation to congregational membership alone doesn’t describe how Jews see themselves connecting with Jewish life.

Promoting the “Out-of-the-Closet” Jewish Professional Leader
by David Bernstein

If the Jewish community is going to attract top talent for the future, we must provide the type of authentic work environments and organizational cultures that appeal to a younger generation of professionals, organizations led by out-of-the-closet, authentic professional leaders they can relate to – the kind they aspire to become when they take the reins.


by Ariel Beery and Aharon Horwitz

As founders and individuals still inspired by the mission that began this journey, we remain dedicated to PresenTense’s next stage, even as we step away from professionally leading it.

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