Mergers

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Over at the Fundermentalist, Jacob Berkman and the JTA staff have come up with a list of Jewish organizations that can merge in order to save precious resources. Their ideas so far include:

The orgs:The American Jewish Committee and the American Jewish Congress.
The reason: We all think the Jewish alphabet soup would be better off with one AJC. (Too easy?)

The orgs: Jewish Funds for Justice, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Panim: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, Avoda: The Jewish Service Corps, Mazon and The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs.
The reason: We’d call it United Torah Judaism

The orgs: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the American Jewish World Service.
The reason: Old school with great Jewish mission, reach and some real financial umph meets new school with great social vision and incredible momentum.

The orgs: The Jewish Agency and the Israeli government.
The reason: Come on, Charles Bronfman says they are already one anyway. (We Joke. We Joke.)

The orgs: The Jewish Funders Network and The Jewish National Fund.
The reason: JFN + JNF = Maybe money does grow on trees?

The orgs: BBYO, ADL, Hillel, and Jewish Women International
The reason: We think “The Spawn of B’nai B’rith� is a bad a$$ name for a Jewish org.

The orgs: JTA and The Forward Association’s gazillion-dollar endowment.
The reason: Come on, the Fundermentalist can at least dream of getting a new computer, right? (MORE)

Oh but Fundermentalist, you failed to notice the Jewish blogosphere. Here’s a suggestion from MJL.

The blogs: Jewcy, Jewschool, and Jewlicious.
The reason: Smart, snarky, and self important hipster Jews get to make fun of themselves and their friends for the very things they love do and think. They could call it Jewciliouschool.

Posted on June 16, 2008

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2 thoughts on “Mergers

  1. Mobius

    Actually, I once built a site that had a combined feed of both Jewschool and Jewlicious. It was called Jewschoolicious and our mascot was David Kelsey wearing an “I heart genital mutilation” t-shirt.

    That said, if there’s anuthing I can think of that’s woefully unhip, it’s Jewcy, Jewschool and Jewlicious.

  2. Mobius

    Oh, and that crack about self-importance reeks of jealousy. It’s not their fault no one reads your blog! ;P

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