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  • Inside an innovative Jerusalem work space

    While the 1,000 or so participants at the G.A. spent the day at site visits that showcased the projects here in Israel funded by the federation system, JTA Director of Digital Media (DDM) Dan Sieradski and the Fundermentalist used the day for video production and writing — and we also had a lengthy interview at… More ▸

  • Somalis, Jews team up in Toronto

    Somalis in Canada, a relatively new immigrant community, is getting help for a more veteran immigrant group of Canadians: Jews. The Toronto Star reports on the unusual partnership between the Canadian Somali Congress, the United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto and the Canadian Jewish Congress. The program is the brainchild of the Canadian International Peace… More ▸

  • What the heck is a social entrepreneur?

    I spent Monday at the “Social Entrepreneurship and New Leadership Development Consultation,” a mini conference about social entrepreneurship in the Jewish community that was run by JESNA, the Lipman Kanfer Institute and the UJC. About 120 funders, federation system officials and those who are “social entrepreneurs” spent the day at Columbia University’s Kraft Center to… More ▸