Overcoming Learned Helplessness (Passover 5783)
The concept of “learned helplessness,” coined by psychologist Martin Seligman, became the cornerstone of his groundbreaking positive psychology theory that now helps millions overcome depression and anxiety.
Seligman observed laboratory animals that were subjected to random, unavoidable, mild electric shocks. Understanding that they would be shocked regardless of their behavior, trapped in an environment they could not escape, these animals cowered in lethargy and apathy. Resigned to their fate, they simply waited for the next blow, convinced that they were helpless to avoid it.Read more
March 30, 2023Share
The Winner of the 2023 JJ Greenberg Memorial Award Announced at the JFN International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
Doron Kenter, a Senior Program Officer at the Maimonides Fund, is the recipient of the annual JJ Greenberg Memorial Award, presented at the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) International Conference. The award recognizes a young leader in the Jewish philanthropic world who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and impact.Read more
The Winner of the 2023 Ilia Salita Excellence in Research Award Announced at the JFN International Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
The award, recognizing rigorous research that informs the work of Jewish funders and nonprofits, was given to a pioneering study in the field of Jewish education.Read more
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Ari Wallach: The Long-Term Goal of a Vibrant Jewish Future
Episode 36 of What Gives? the Jewish philanthropy podcast from Jewish Funders Network.
Ari Wallach, Executive Director of Longpath Labs, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about the case for presenting a positive vision of the future. They discussed the long-term goal of a vibrant and meaningful Jewish future, and spoke about working backwards to determine what steps are necessary to get there.
The Story of the Diaspora in a Nutshell (Purim 5783)
Let’s face it, on Purim we Jews look pathetic. Yeah, I know, it’s supposed to be a happy holiday in which we were miraculously saved, but for me, Purim inspires more shame than joy.Read more