The Week That Was: May 20-26

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

A Hidden Jewish Gem in the Midwest

by Smadar Bar-Akiva

“You are going where?” was the question asked time and again when I said I was leading a WCJCC delegation from five countries to the JCC of Milwaukee. While not as exotic as some of our recent travel destinations, we found a JCC that exemplifies community building and Jewish education at its best.

Charles Bronfman Prize Names 2012 Recipient

Eric Greitens, the visionary founder of an organization challenging post-9/11 veterans to build lives of purpose, strengthening individuals and communities while changing the national conversation about returning service members, is the 2012 recipient of The Charles Bronfman Prize.

Jewish Organizations Should Focus on Building Great Organizational Cultures
by David Bernstein

A young professional who works for a large Jewish organization recently confided in me that “my boss reads books on organizational culture but never does anything to improve our culture.” That’s probably a step up from many organizational leaders who are hardly aware of the concept of organizational culture and thus do not seek to improve it.

The 2012 N.Y. 36 Under 36

For five years now, The Jewish Week has been highlighting some of the young people who are driving change in the community with their “36 Under 36” section. This time around, they’ve noticed that the 36ers are broadening the definition of Jewish community.

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