2006 Thought Leaders

At our August 2006 Retreat, the Foundation welcomed significant leaders in the Jewish world to offer their expertise to the Foundation's Board and professional staff. These madrichim (guides) helped us to become better informed about opportunities for strategic grant making in support of education of Jewish youth in the United States. The conversation was candid and thought provoking.

Below, we proudly share the papers each of the madrichim shared with us in advance of the Retreat.

Arnold M. Eisen
Jewish Theological Seminary

Richard M. Joel
Yeshiva University

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D.
Hebrew Union College

Rachel Levin
Associate Director
Righteous Persons Foundation

Arthur Fried
Chairman of the Board
Avi Chai Foundation

Ruth Messinger
American Jewish World Service

Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg
Founding President
Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation

Jehuda Reinharz
Mandel Foundation

Alan Hoffmann
Director General
Jewish Agency for Israel

Jeffrey Solomon
Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.