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    Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work? Results from the Second Annual Employee Engagement Survey


    Jewish nonprofits are not yet the leading places to work; however, there is an increased recognition of this challenge and the need to address it.

    This report presents findings of the second annual survey of employees of American Jewish nonprofits conducted by Leading Edge

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    Asia, Israel, and the Jewish World: Hong Kong
    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 08:30 AM through November 21, 2017
    Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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    Following on from the success of the last three Asia gatherings—Hong Kong 2014Singapore 2015, and Shanghai 2016—we are delighted to invite JFN members back to Hong Kong for another informative, impactful, and inspirational event that explores the synergy between Israel, Asia and the strength of Jewish peoplehood.

    Israel increasingly looks toward Asia, the Jewish world can provide great support by stimulating developments in diplomacy, business, and philanthropy. These gatherings bring together a network of Jewish funders, lay leaders, and entrepreneurs from the US, Australia, and Israel, and connects them with Jewish communities of like-minded peers living in Asia.

    Together ideas and accomplishments are shared and the role that Asia is increasingly playing in the global Jewish conversation and its relationship with Israel is carefully considered. The gatherings create a platform for mutual learning and enrichment, exposing participants to new areas of investment and interest, and for potential future collaborative endeavors for the benefit of global Jewish peoplehood and the State of Israel.

    This year's gathering will take place at the Island Shangri-La Hotel and the Jewish Community Center in Hong Kong.

    Register now to secure your place, as capacity is limited!

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    Ruderman Inclusion Summit 2017
    Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 01:00 PM through November 20, 2017

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    The Summit will bring together 1,000 people from a variety of sectors including: tech, policy, human services, fashion, education, social justice, business, housing, advocacy and more to network and share best practices.

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    Article: Ruderman Inclusion Summit Hopes to Advance the Rights of People with Disabilities | Maayan Hoffman, eJewish Philanthropy 

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    Turning Ideas into Strategic Solutions (Webinar)
    Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    "The difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline." 
    — Napoleon Hill (attributed)

    How does a foundation take an idea from nothing, materialize it in an operational way, and strategically solve a problem?  Indeed a great feat, but possible!  

    Join JFN members Alicia Schuyler Oberman and Deborah Hochberg for insights into the many steps between problem and solution, drawing on Alicia's experience in co-creating the Board Member Institute for Jewish Nonprofits, and Debbie's experience in co-creating OneTable.

    Speakers (both JFN members):

    • Alicia Schuyler Oberman, Foundation Director of the Jack Miller Family Foundation (for which she is also a board member) and its related philanthropic fund, the Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund 
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