Video: Disabilties Peer Network Conference Call with Gov. Jack Markell

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The Love Story Between a People and a Book

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LA 2013: The Jewish Future—Only Sooner

By Joshua Avedon, Shawn Landres, Saba Soomekh, and Andrés Spokoiny. eJewish Philanthropy.

Los Angeles is already a dynamic center for Jewish innovation, home to dozens of Jewish nonprofit startups, as well as vibrant established organizations working to re-invent Jewish life.

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Engineered Serendipity: Creating Space for Innovation and Risk-Taking

We sometimes pay lip service to failure but our actual tolerance for risk and failure in the Jewish community is limited. We don’t support those that fail, we don’t circulate the learnings that stem from failure, and we don’t reward risk-taking.

Cross-posted at eJewish Philanthropy and at Jewish Journal.

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MATCH 4 Helps Jewish Day Schools Raise Nearly $10 Million In Donor Funding

MATCH 4 is a matching grants program funded by the AVI CHAI and Kohelet Foundations in partnership with Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE). MATCH 4 provides a 1:2 (50 cents on the dollar) match for new or significantly increased gifts to Jewish day schools. MATCH 4 grants are capped at a maximum of $50,000 per school.

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Ten Commandments Of Smart Philanthropy

A new Decalogue of effective Jewish philanthropy.

The New York Jewish Week.

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SNAP Challenge Day 2: Hot Water, Hold the Berries

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Yesterday when I decided I was joining my husband in support of this challenge I did not realize how hard this would be.

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Building a Better Philanthropist

Cross-posted at eJewish Philanthropy.

In the last couple of decades, a tectonic shift has altered the landscape of Jewish philanthropy. The phenomenon is not only Jewish – the number of foundations in the United States has grown fivefold in the last 20 years; the same growth in donor-advised funds has taken just a decade.

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SNAP Challenge Day 1: The Challenge of Shopping

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Okay so we went shopping this afternoon and we ended up at the Fairway market because it’s supposed to have really good pricing on products.

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SNAP Challenge Day 2: Learning More

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I’m just getting started with the SNAP Challenge and find myself on a tour of NYC urban agriculture.

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