Jewish Leadership & Philanthropy

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-Ariel Beery and Aharon Horwitz, the co-founders of the PresenTense Institute for Creative Zionism, say that Jews need to “replace the current system of image-driven philanthropy with one based on value-creation and sustainable entrepreneurship� in part because the “distinction between for-profit and non-profit is becoming nearly obsolete.� (Haaretz)

-Drawing on his “dual experience as a Jewish cultural entrepreneur and as a venture-funded software entrepreneur� Jay Michaelson sets forth 5 principles for Jewish philanthropists seeking to revitalize American Judaism: “1) Innovation does not come from the mainstream… 2) Give organizations a chance to fail… 3) Invest in leaders and infrastructure …4) Believe in culture… 5) It’s the product, not the marketing.� (Forward)

-This year’s “Forward 50� is out, with a list of people who strongly impact American Jewry and Judaism. (Forward)

-And this years “Heeb 100�; these selections are noticeably more culturally oriented, and don’t necessarily have a distinctly Jewish impact. (Heeb)

Posted on November 14, 2007

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