Millennial Study Looks Up, Prompts Hands-On Grants

Jewish identity gets a boost in survey; being the underdog is ‘in.’

03/08/2016 - 17:35
Staff Writer

As Jewish organizations plan for a fast-changing communal landscape, many are trying to figure out ways to engage the most coveted demographic cohort: the millennial generation. Studies have shown that 20- and 30-something Jews are pulling away from communal institutions in a big way.

OneTable, a non-profit that sets up Shabbat meals, received a $85,000 grant from UJA-Federation of NY. Courtesy of One Table

When Not Taking A Risk Becomes The Biggest Risk

02/29/2016 - 12:00
Special To The Jewish Week

There’s a difference between being in your twenties and being a millennial. Being a millennial carries all sorts of negative and generic connotations. “Millennials are narcissistic and lazy, they don’t settle or invest in cars or houses, they need to be coddled in the workplace.” The term millennial itself is starting to lose its cultural credibility. But being in your twenties is something real, it’s an experience we all go through, not a reflection of a behavioral trend. For many, this time period is a circumstantial culmination of rapid professional, emotional and psychological growth. So much about life in your twenties comes down to uncertainty and the search for some sense of security, whether its personal, financial or otherwise.

A new immigrant is welcomed by Israelis waving national flags upon her arrival at Ben Gurion airport. Getty Images

Jews In Middle America Fret About Attracting Millennials

11/04/2014 - 19:00

Des Moines, Iowa  Before she visited Drake University, Lilianna Bernstein never had set foot in Des Moines, let alone imagined that she would one day settle down in the city.

Move Over, Millennials

Engaging young adults is important, but what about everyone else?

03/18/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

Financial advisers agree that we should diversify our investments. “Spread the money around,” we’re told, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Yet when it comes to investing in the Jewish future, our largest sources of wealth are doing the opposite of what they preach.

Gary Rosenblatt
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