The Powerful Return on Investing in Individuals

By Joanna S. Ballantine

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Spring 2009

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation has partnered with the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) twice in recent years in order to engage a new generation of Jewish leaders and inspire them to transform Jewish life. The first of these was the establishment of a national award for Jewish educators, which has since been supplemented by the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life in order to add a vital component of professional development through a specially designed Israel trip for recipients of the award. The second was the establishment of the Grinspoon Fellowship for Jewish Social Entrepreneurs, whose first recipient, Rabbi Ethan Tucker, not only co-founded the New York independent minyan Kehillat Hadar but also co-founded Mechon Hadar and has worked to bring networking and resources to independent minyanim across America and Israel. These efforts are examples of the potential that can be tapped into by philanthropies willing to invest in those who can make a difference in Jewish communities.

Topic: Innovation, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Education, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Leadership

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Gail Naron

Volume/Issue: Vol.84/no.1/2

Page Number(s): 143-146

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Ballantine, Joanna S. The Powerful Return on Investing in Individuals. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2009: 143-146. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4127


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