Will We Be Builders and Not Just Buyers?

By Sarah Kass Today’s e-Jewish Philanthropy reports JDub is closing up shop despite a 9 year history of innovation and success. The reason?  Financial pressures. The article notes that “among the reasons stated for closing are [an] ‘aging out of the cohort of Jewish...

21st Century Torah

By Sarah Kass In a few weeks time, when we read Parshat Eikev, we will once again be invited to contend with the warning in Devarim Chapter VIII against building big houses and amassing great physical assets, lest we “become haughty and forget God”   and foolishly...

Jewish Education: Heirloom or Gift?

(My remarks to the 10th Graduating Class of the Pardes Educators Program)[i] Sarah Kass When I was asked a few days ago to step in for AVI CHAI’s chairman and say a few words to you on behalf of the foundation, I began to think about what I might say to young people...

It’s long, but you asked for it. . . .

Here is the full text of Sarah Kass’s Memo on AVI CHAI’s spending down in the 21st century, referenced in yesterday’s post. Spending Down in the 21st Century By Sarah Kass, Director of Strategy & Evaluation [1] In North America, AVI CHAI’s planned spend-down...

Spending Down in the 21st Century

The AVI CHAI Foundation–like so many companies, non-profit-organizations, and individuals–is learning how to be effective in the “attention economy,” otherwise known as the digital age in which we live.  Here is a Memo presented to the AVI CHAI Trustees...
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