The Week That Was: October 23-29

A new feature – appearing every Sunday – on the eJewish Philanthropy website: the five most popular posts of the previous week.

The Innovation Sector and the Synagogue

by Ramie Arian

Among the Slingshot Guide’s many notable features, one in particular stands out: the near-total absence of any mention of the synagogue.

Introducing the Slingshot Class of 2011-2012

Slingshot present’s the seventh annual edition of Slingshot: A Resource Guide for Jewish Innovation, featuring 50 inspirational organizations in Jewish life in North America; and for the first time ever, 10 projects which have helped define Slingshot for the past seven years.

Funder’s Need to Develop a ‘Network Mindset’

by Adene Sacks

This burgeoning interest in networks is an early indicator that the growing interconnectedness and interdependence in the social sector is exciting shifts in the role of funding and funders.

2011 Young Professional Award Winners Announced

Sarah Y. Eisenman and Shauna Waltman have been honored with the 2011 Young Professional Award of the Jewish Communal Service Association.

Producing the Jewish Future

by Deborah S. Meyer

Even with efforts to promote change, in the American Jewish community our educational model is failing to produce a generation of young adults with basic Jewish literacy and a strong sense of connection to the Jewish community. We invest time, love, and millions of dollars in preparing boys and girls for their bar or bat mitzvah, and then watch as a majority drop out of Jewish life, many never to return. What will happen to the Jewish future, which by definition is the future of our youth?

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