The Week That Was: November 11-17
Must Small Donors Feel That Way?
by Helen Chernikoff
In the era of the “mega-donor,” when members of the 1 percent like Sheldon Adelson and Michael Steinhardt have the power to reshape the Jewish world by creating a colossus like, say, Taglit-Birthright Israel, small donors have reason to feel frustrated by the limits of their impact and, sometimes, under appreciated as well.
Five promising Jewish educators are the 2012 recipients of The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize for their exceptionalism as emerging professionals in Jewish educational settings across the country.
Where Are The Women?
by Haviv Rettig Gur
Women have flourished in recent years in the most influential positions in American Jewish life. The Rabbinical Assembly, the Wexner Foundation, Tablet, the Forward, Joshua Venture Group, American Jewish World Service, Mazon, Natan, PresenTense, the Samuel Bronfman Foundation – all are headed by women.
Women constitute a majority among America’s rabbis (outside the Orthodox world, of course) and a large majority of Jewish organizational employees.
But in one major field of Jewish organized life women are still largely absent at the top: the federation
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