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  • The key to partnership? Sharansky

    So how exactly did Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel — two organizations with a long-running rocky relationship — manage to make common cause and work together (as I reported last week)? The philanthropist behind Nefesh explains. “It is something that took a while to happen, and not because there is any personal… More ▸

  • Keshet and Jewish Mosaic to merge

    Two of the country’s leading Jewish organizations focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion announced Friday that they would merge, forming the largest American organization working for Jewish LGBT rights. Keshet and Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will form one organization, that will for now be known as Keshet,… More ▸

  • Inside the Nextbook-JDub partnership

    When this recession took hold, we hypothesized that nonprofit organizations would meet one of several fates: Some older, well established organizations would survive based on their history and strengths, some old and new would die, some would survive on donor affinity and sentiment, and others would figure out how to tread water without moving forward. … More ▸

  • BBYO and Panim to merge

    After months of speculation, two teen-focused Jewish organizations, the Panim Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values and B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, merged on Sept. 1. Panim has become a division of BBYO that will aim to offer compelling content and experiences to Jewish institutions and teens focused on service, advocacy and philanthropy. The idea is… More ▸

  • Storahtelling to merge … but with who?

    Storahtelling, the theatrical group that takes biblical stories and turns them into avante garde and sometimes risqué performance pieces, will be merging with an as-yet-to-be named organization. I’ll have more in the next week or so when the group makes its full plans public. But this week, the organization vacated its midtown Manhattan offices and… More ▸

  • The Forward to become Zeek magazine’s Web host

    The Forward will become the Web host for Zeek magazine, according to mediabistro. Zeek, which had been hosted by until it lost its funders this winter, had been seeking another partner and apparently found one in the Forward. The two entities will remain editorially independent, the Forward’s editor, Jane Eisner, told mediabistro’s Fishbowlny: Under… More ▸

  • Merger of advocacy groups in New Jersey gets a third partner

    A merger of all of the community relations councils in New Jersey seems to be gaining momentum, as a third council has joined a week-old organization that had combined two of the state’s largest advocacy councils, according to the New Jersey Jewish News. The Community Relations Council of Central New Jersey announced that it would… More ▸

  • Two NJ advocacy groups merge, Metrowest federation slashes budget

    In a cost cutting move, the UJC MetroWest’s Community Relations Committee and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Northern New Jersey will merge and form one regional Jewish advocacy group, the New Jersey Jewish News is reporting. The two existing groups, which lobby for Jewish causes in New Jersey’s capital and deal with advocacy of… More ▸