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Impact Investing: Rabbinic Perspectives

29 July, 2013
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/ By Joshua

What do rabbis think about impact investing? We’re pleased to share with you Impact Investing: Rabbinic Perspectives, based on the JLens Rabbinic Survey on Jewish Values and Impact Investing, which was sponsored and conducted by JLens, a nonprofit association exploring Jewish values-aligned investing strategies. As Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg observes in the preface, published today […]

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The Crowd Goes Wild: Jumpstart & Rimona Consulting Announce Knowledge Management & Jewish Crowdfunding Partnership

07 May, 2013
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Jewnovations joins the Jumpstart platform to become the global Jewish innovation database Los Angeles (May 6, 2013) — Jumpstart, the global research & design laboratory for Jewish innovation, announced today that it has partnered with Rimona Consulting, creators of the Jewish startup wiki-map Jewnovations and the leading Jewish crowdfunding platform, Jewcer. Jewnovations has become a […]

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Three More “i” Words: Innovation in Isolation is Irrelevant

20 February, 2013
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(This item by Joshua Avedon is cross-posted from the blog at eJewish Philanthropy.) A recent article on the eJewishPhilanthropy site, (Innovation Isn’t Dead, It’s Working February 5, 2013) raised concerns that last year’s merger of Hazon with the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center has sparked casual conversations about the end of the innovation era. The […]

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The New “I” Word

07 December, 2012
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(This item by Joshua Avedon is cross-posted from the blog at eJewish Philanthropy.) Two announcements in my inbox this week confirmed what I’ve suspected for a while: the next phase of 21st century Jewish re-invention is upon us. In those emails Hazon and Isabella Freedman proclaimed their merger, and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation revealed the […]

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Jumpstart Co-founder Shawn Landres speaks to White House gathering of faith-based social entrepreneurs Jumpstart presented a Jewish perspective on social entrepreneurship at the July 11th White House Faith-Based Social Innovators Conference. The afternoon’s discussions offered new insights about the important role that faith-based social innovators play in expanding opportunity and addressing social issues. Senior White […]

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Shawn Landres’s White House remarks

18 July, 2012
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Video and excerpts from Shawn Landres's remarks from the White House Faith-Based Social Innovators Conference – July 11, 2012 I am here because my personal and professional journeys as a human being and as a citizen are profoundly shaped by faith and covenant. Judaism stands for dignity, opportunity, freedom, and responsibility. It calls us to […]

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Rededication – Hanukkah 5771

04 December, 2010
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by Jumpstart co-founder Joshua Avedon. This item is crossposted on the ROI Community blog. Rededication – the act of restoring something to holiness – is a defining element of Jewish life. More often than not, Jews lose the first round with an adversary, only to persevere and ultimately thrive. Not long ago, the Jewish narrative […]

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The Next Big New Idea is Neither Big Nor New. Discuss.

09 March, 2010
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This item by Joshua Avedon and Shawn Landres was originally posted on eJewishPhilanthropy as part of the 28 Days, 28 Ideas series. “Apple is regularly voted the most innovative company in the world,” writes The Economist in its January 30 edition, “but …rather than developing entirely new product categories, it excels at taking existing, half-baked […]

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Viva PLP!

18 August, 2009
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(This item by Joshua Avedon and Shawn Landres is cross-posted from the blog at eJewish Philanthropy.) Last week the Jewish innovation ecosystem suffered the first loss of a keystone organization since the economic ice age began. The Professional Leaders Project (PLP) is the premier independent entity for developing and educating the next generation of Jewish […]

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