jewish philanthropy


Thursday’s Panel Discussion on “The Tomorrow of Jewish Philanthropy” painted a rather unique picture of the future of philanthropy; considering that a majority of the panelists were representatives of the Jewish Agency/ Keren Hayesod from their respective countries. While these leaders can offer insight into one of the directions in which philanthropy is headed, their opinions represent a small portion of the actual philanthropic landscape. The only non-Keren Hayesod panelist was Brandeis President, Professor Fredrick M. Lawrence whose insights and comments were unique within the mix.

The goal of the panel was to highlight how Jewish Philanthropy has adapted itself in light of the younger generation’s change in position towards philanthropy, technological developments, and other challenges that affect the Jewish fundraising environment.

Several statements shed light on emerging trends on where non-profit professionals should begin to invest the limited staff… Continue reading

Bloggers with Peres at Israeli Presidential Conference

Bloggers with Peres at Israeli Presidential Conference

The Israeli Presidential Conference, which took place June 19-21, was the largest conference I had ever attended. There were quite a lot of bloggers there, as the organizers invited them to come as members of the press. Since there were a ton of sessions and each person could only attend so many, my perspective on the conference would be quite narrow. So I have asked various blogger friends of mine to tell us about their best lesson and biggest disappointment from the conference.

Hannah Katsman, A Mother In Israel

The best part was exposure to brilliant minds from all over the world. The worst was the lack of discussion of social issues affecting children and families.

Elli Fischer, Adderabbi

Biggest lesson: If you walk around like a macher, people will treat you… Continue reading