SCJI background research

Primary Sources

The Innovation Ecosystem: Emergence of a New Jewish Landscape
General Editors: Joshua Avedon & Shawn Landres
Jumpstart, The Natan Fund, and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation 2009
The Jewish Innovation Economy: An Emerging Market for Knowledge and Social Capital
General Editors: Joshua Avedon & Shawn Landres and Felicia Herman
Jumpstart, The Natan Fund, and The Samuel Bronfman Foundation 2011
Jewish Communal Transformation: A look at what’s happening & who’s making it happen
Tobin Belzer
New Paradigm Spiritual Communities Initiative (now Kenissa) 2016

Additional Sources

OMG!: How Generation Y is Redefining Faith in the iPod Era
Roger Bennett, Erin Potts, Rachel Levin – REBOOT 2005
“Grande Soy Vanilla Latte with Cinnamon, No Foam…” Jewish Identity and Community in a Time of Unlimited Choices
Roger Bennett, Erin Potts, Rachel Levin, Stacy Abramson, Anna Greenberg – REBOOT 2006
Emergent Jewish Communities and their Participants: Preliminary Findings from the 2007 National Spiritual Communities Study
Steven Cohen, J. Shawn Landres, Elie Kaunfer, Michelle Shain – Synagogue 3000 | Mechon Hadar 2007
The Continuity of Discontinuity: How Young Jews Are Connecting, Creating, and Organizing Their Own Jewish Lives
Steven Cohen, Ari Kelman 2007
Haskalah 2.0 | Jumpstart Report Issue 2
Caryn Aviv Editorial team: Joshua Avedon, Nina Bruder, Shawn Landres, Andrea Fram Plotkin, Jonathan Woocher –
Jumpstart (in cooperation with JESNA and The Jewish Federations of North America) 2010
Generation of Change: How Leaders in Their Twenties and Thirties Are Reshaping American Jewish Life
Jack Wertheimer – The AVI CHAI Foundation 2010
From First Fruits to Abundant Harvest: Maximizing the Potential of Innovative Jewish Start-Ups
General Editors: Nina Bruder, Christopher Keevil Writers: Tamar Snyder, Rachel Light – Bikkurim | Wellspring Consulting 2012
Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders for Jewish Nonprofits Findings from Interviews and Research
Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Libbie Landles-Cobb – Leadership Pipelines Initiative (now Leading Edge) 2014
Seeds of Opportunity: A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education (JOFEE)
Informing Change – Hazon, Jim Joseph Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, The Morningstar Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, Schusterman Family Foundations, UJA-Federation of New York 2014
Generations & Re-Generation: Engagement and Fidelity in 21st Century American Jewish Life
David Elcott, Stuart Himmelfarb – B3 The Jewish Boomer Initiative 2014
Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color
Tobin Belzer, Tory Brundage, Vincent Calvetti, Gage Gorsky, Ari Y Kelman, Dalya Perez – Commissioned by the
Jews of Color Initiative, 2021
The Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership
Leading Edge in partnership with The Starfish Institute, 2021

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