The Week That Was: November 18-24

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

A Letter from Tel Aviv
by David Ya’ari

Last night at 6:45 pm, in the middle of dinner with our three kids at home, a siren blared reminding us that Tel-Aviv, the business and cultural center of Israel is now well in range of Hamas missiles.

Hillel: Building the Jewish Social Network
by Jennifer Zwilling

While prevailing sentiment is that Jewish life in America is on the decline, Hillel is bucking the trend. In 2005 after a study showed that just 33% of Jewish students engaged with Hillel during college, Hillel put in motion a strategy designed to dramatically increase the numbers of students engaged in Jewish life during the college years.

Post-GA Analysis: The Global Planning Table and The Need for Clarity

by Haviv Rettig Gur

Outside of its own practitioners, the Global Planning Table is the object of widespread distrust. At the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly last week in Baltimore, it was hard to find support, or even understanding, for the sprawling committee process through which JFNA hopes to restructure how it divvies up federation overseas dollars.

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