Boomer Volunteering

A Purposeful Next Act

Posted on May 14, 2019

In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, when the kibbutz movement was in full flower, foreigners wanting to help in Israel knew just what was expected of them: get on your hands and knees and start digging in marginal agricultural soils. Or spread the feed in the chicken coops. Or take care of the wee ones, Continue Reading »

Perhaps Because…

Posted on December 13, 2018

Although each day’s activities were different for Debbie & I, the JOY was the same EVERY day. We’ve both worked in long-term care for decades in the past, as part of our Nursing careers. But Melabev was really Special. Perhaps it was Special BECAUSE we were volunteering, perhaps because ALL Club Members are Jewish – & Continue Reading »

Understanding what motivates the Boomers

Posted on February 2, 2011

The article by Paula Jacobs in  The Jewish Week does a great job of capturing the compelling reasons for actively engaging with Jewish Baby Boomers, and she also provides some basic suggestions on how to do so. Her message – don’t waste precious time planning and studying what to do and don’t lump all the Continue Reading »

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.

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 »

Boomer Volunteer Research

Posted on August 19, 2010

Check out this eJewishphilanthropy.com post on Professor David Elcott’s recently released study on Jewish Baby Boomers.  As mentioned in the post and in the report’s forward by Steven M. Cohen, the boomer generation poses both a challenge and an opportunity to Jewish communal life.  Skilled Volunteers for Israel represents one step in engaging this talented Continue Reading »

EJewishphilanthropy.com writes about Skilled Volunteers for Israel

Posted on July 28, 2010

Check out this article on Skilled Volunteers for Israel. http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/meet-the-future-today-skilled-volunteers-for-israel/ Interested in volunteering?  Start out by visiting our website and filling out the questionnaire at:  https://skillvolunteerisrael.org/do-you-want-to-volunteer/

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Posted on July 20, 2010



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