The Week That Was: May 6-12

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Based on site and RSS feed analytics, here – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy May 6th-12th:

JDC’s Steve Schwager to Retire

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) announced that Steven Schwager, the organization’s Executive Vice President and CEO, will step down as CEO as of June 30, 2012 and will retire from JDC on January 31, 2013.

Move Over TED, ELI Has Arrived

After several years of discussions and attempts in the community to launch a Jewish TED, the Avi Chai Foundation has jumped in, getting the effort started last January with six presentations presented and filmed before a group of 200 attendees at the North American Jewish Day School conference in Atlanta.

Taglit Birthright Pioneers an Important “Discovery” for Jewish Philanthropy
by Dr. Jonathan Mirvis

In our current reality in which Jewish education is in desperate need of major funding, the natural investor is the Israeli Government. Israel invests in foreign aid to ensure political support in multiple arenas and it self benefits from US foreign aid. If the Israeli Government were to invest a hundred millon dollars in North American Jewish education this is only a small portion of the Foreign Aid which it receives from the US Government, yet this investment would be its insurance policy that U.S Foreign Aid would continue in the future as well.

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