The Young and the Restless – How do we Nurture the Next Generation of Jewish philanthropists [Aya Schechter] FOJNP NY 2010
The young and the restless How do we nurture the next generation of Jewish philanthropists Aya I. Shechter Interim National Executive Director Dor Chadash USA.
The facts: - Jewish adults at the ages of 18-39 represent 36% of America’s adult Jews. - young Jewish adults in the United States are somewhat less likely to be strongly Jewishly identified than older American Jews. 1. Young Jewish Adults in the United States Today: Harbingers of the American Jewish Community of Tomorrow? Prepared for The American Jewish Committee by Jacob B. Ukeles, Ph.D., President Ron Miller, Ph.D., Research Director Pearl Beck, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate of Ukeles Associates, Inc. April 2006 2. American Jewish public activity- identity, demography and the institutional challenge. By Sherry Israel. - the support of Jewish causes, in the form of memberships, participation and contribution, is declining among young Jews ages 18-49.
So, what is happening? Yale University Vs. American Friends of Tel-Aviv/ Hebrew University/ Haifa University The Jewish Young Professional gives! But not necessarily to Jewish causes.
The bottom line: Jewish young professionals will give to a cause they care about (Jewish or not does not matter). We must make them care!