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The Jewish Daily Forward – reviews Repair the World report on volunteer impact

Posted on December 28, 2010

The last blog I wrote referenced a new and important report from Repair the World on the impact that intensive Jewish service learning can have on the communities in which volunteerism takes place.  The Forward has written a thoughtful editorial on this report.

Repair the World Report on Volunteer Impact on Communities

Posted on December 14, 2010

eJewishphilanthropy’s post on December 14, 2010 about a new study done by Repair the World on the impact of service learning and volunteering has much relevance for Skilled Volunteers for Israel. Major findings of the study include: partnerships between service-learning programs and host communities that are jointly developed, focus on community needs, well implemented result Continue Reading »

Metro West NJ Meets Skilled Volunteers for Israel

Posted on December 8, 2010

Attend an information session on Wednesday, December 15 2010 at 7:00 pm in Short Hills NJ.  RSVP to Noga Maliniak, nmaliniak@ujcnj.org or call Noga at 973 929 3070.

Meet Our Partner Keshet Zchuyot HaYeled קשת זכויות הילד

Posted on December 8, 2010

Skilled Volunteers for Israel is pleased to introduce Keshet Zchuyot HaYeled in Nahariya and our joint project to bring skilled volunteers to Israel’s northern periphery. Meet Keshet Director Iris Alalouf and her associate Bilha Glassberg on this video:

The Jewish News article on Jewish Boomers

Posted on October 6, 2010

Check out this article in this week’s The Jewish News on Jewish Boomers.  Skilled Volunteers for Israel cited. Volunteering in Israel is one powerful way for Jewish Boomers to stay engaged in the Jewish World and contribute our considerable experience and expertise back to help Israel.

Philadelphia Recruitment-Outreach

Posted on September 21, 2010

A new national organization named Skilled Volunteers for Israel is launching this year. Skilled Volunteers for Israel seeks to match experienced professionals over 40 years old with meaningful skilled volunteer opportunities in Israel to meet the critical needs of the Israeli non-profit sector through limited term engagements. When: Monday October 11th 6:30PM – 8:30PM Where: Continue Reading »

Shana Tova

Posted on September 4, 2010

May this be a year of peace, abundance, health and successful volunteering! This is an exciting year for Skilled Volunteers for Israel.  Focus for the year: Legally establish the organization, including recruitment of a Board of Directors Recruit and promote the organization through face to face encounters/social media Establish the recruitment and placement processes for Continue Reading »

Israeli Non-Profit Advocates for Refugee Status Process in Israel

Posted on September 2, 2010

Mollie Gerver has written an article on the problem facing refugees in Israel.   Mollie was one of the PresenTense Global Fellows from the 2010 Summer Institute and her organization uses volunteers to take testimonials and teach English. Advocates for Asylum is one of the many organizations seeking skilled volunteers.  Check out her recent op Continue Reading »

ejewishphilanthropy.com post on boomer use of social media

Posted on August 31, 2010

Check out this post by ejewishphilanthropy.com on the increased usage by older adults  (50+) of social media. Although far fewer over 50 are using social media than the younger generations, the rate of increase is staggering.  The article highlights that: Between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking use among internet users ages 50-64 grew Continue Reading »

Boomer Volunteer Engagement – Cultivation and Motivation

Posted on August 30, 2010

In a recent post, I shared the research cited by Daniel Pink on what motivates people, what Pink calls, “the purpose motivation.”  This research aligns well with the work done by Jill Friedman Fixler and Sandie Eichberg, authors of the book, “Boomer Volunteer Engagement:  Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow.”  Friedman-Fixler and Eichberg are Boomers themselves who, Continue Reading »



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