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  • Study reveals the who, what and where of Jewish giving

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 31, 2013 | 8:48 am

    When Jews feels connected to their community, money will flow – to Jewish causes and elsewhere.

    That, in short, is the main finding of a broad new nationwide study of American Jewish philanthropy. Coordinated by Jumpstart, a Los Angeles-based think tank and incubator for...

  • Engineered serendipity: Creating space for innovation and risk-taking

    April 22, 2013 | 11:13 am

    The state of funding innovation in the Jewish community presents encouraging and discouraging realities at the same time. Los Angeles and New York are foci of innovation in the Jewish world and the vibrancy of Israel as a center of innovation is undoubted (I refer, of course, not...

  • How much is Jewish innovation worth?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 14, 2012 | 11:55 am

    On May 8, in a very cool space in Culver City, I listened to a hundred very cool people talk about their very cool vision for the Jewish future.

    The occasion was something called — OK, bear with me — “ALCHEMY: The Science & Art of Jewish Innovation: an evening of...

  • Heads of young innovative Jewish organizations debrief L.A. Jews on their work

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 15, 2012 | 8:28 pm

    As part of their visit to Los Angeles last week, the outgoing class of Joshua Venture Fellows, all leaders of innovative Jewish organizations that are less than five years old, spent a few hours one evening talking to a group of L.A. Jews.

    At an event co-presented by Jumpstart and...

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  • A break in the pipeline

    August 26, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    They say a good mensch is hard to find. Without the Professional Leaders Project (PLP), the Los Angeles Jewish community might never have met mensches like Gabe Halimi and Ari Moss (“L.A.’s Top Ten Mensches,” The Jewish Journal, Dec. 31). Or innovators like Elishia Shokrian...

  • LIVE VIDEO - Survival of a Jewish Nonprofit

    By Jay Firestone

    February 19, 2009 | 4:09 am

    On Thursday morning, Feb. 19, JewishJournal.com will broadcast LIVE from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Tune in at 8:30 a.m. to watch “The Lean Years: Strategies for Survival,” a conference dedicated to creating a greater conversation about surviving the economic...

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