Should we continue to support new initiatives, or focus on those now reaching their “second stage” of growth? Yes. And yes.
JVG’s Lisa Lepson and Slingshot’s Will Schneider present excellent insights on the state of entrepreneurship in the Jewish community in today’s eJewishPhilanthropy. Read the full article here.
Several of our current Fellows and Alumni have recently made headlines for their impactful, groundbreaking work. Here’s a recap of the highlights:
Ronit Avni and her team at Just Vision receive the prestigious PUMA.Creative Impact Award for their film Budrus. The 50,000 Euro award is given annually to the documentary film that has had the most…
In the November 2012 issue of Oregon Jewish Life:
The innovation and creativity that has flourished in Portland’s Jewish community lately is now attracting national attention. Two Portlanders – Steve Eisenbach-Budner and Sarah Blattner – recently brought home prestigious national awards.
Read more about JVG’s two Portland-based Fellows and their innovative projects here.
When it comes to inclusion, Ruderman Fellow Elana Naftalin-Kelman wants to create “deep change” in Jewish organizations:
Elana’s vision is that each Jewish organization that wants to earn certification will engage in a year-long process that involves all levels of the institution, from the physical plant, to the curriculum (if it is a school) or year-round Shabbat/Holiday inclusion (if…
As part of the culminating retreat for the 2010-2012 Dual Investment Program, JVG partnered with Jumpstart and Limmud LA to (re-)introduce the varied flavors and perspectives of our Fellows to the Los Angeles community, and to spark what we hope to be a continued conversation around ways to bring innovative programming – and support for it – to communities…
The recent news of JDub’s closure has drawn responses, reflections, and recommendations from all corners of Jewish communal life. For many, JDub was more than just “[forging] vibrant connections to Judaism through music, art and cultural events”; it was a symbol of success for Jewish startups, and an aspirational model for other Jewish social entrepreneurs seeking to realize their…
Jewish Farm School was recently featured in the CBS News Special “Stewards of the Earth: One Planet, Many Faiths”, which examined the ways members of different faith communities are caring for the environment. The original television broadcast was Sunday, June 12, 2011, on the CBS Television Network.
The special featured the Jewish Farm School, based at Eden Village Camp, in…
In the 13th issue of PresenTense Magazine, Dori Frumin Kirshner and Meredith Englander Polsky of Matan share the story of Jennifer Levine and her work to re-imagine a religious school environment that supports all learners.
You can read the full article here.
How do we leverage new media to enhance Jewish education and to enrich Jewish life? The Jewish Week‘s Gary Rosenblatt explores this question as he reflects on a new media panel discussion hosted by Natan last month. JVGroup Fellow Sarah Lefton of G-dcast, and moderator of the panel, is…
The release of Picking a Needle out of a Haystack has caught the attention of our friends at Ashoka. Ashoka U’s November 15th blog post reflects on our own process of self-reflection, and commends our work on describing the competencies that we think define changemakers.
JVGroup ED Lisa Lepson is featured in a recent piece by the Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighting the value of receiving an MBA in pursuit of a career in nonprofit management.
Read the full article here.