An article on the “The broken Jewish engagement model” by GTJ’s president Stephen Richer is featured in this week’s Washington Jewish Week. The article’s not bad, but we wish they could expand the picture a bit…
Favorite part of the article:
But the Jewish nonprofit market is not an efficient market. Especially in the young professional world, supply is not directed by the consumer (the young professional service goer), but instead by the donor. Donors — who tend to be older — give money to what they know: the synagogue, rabbi, Torah-centric Judaism. It’s a bit like a Soviet system where the government dictates what types of cars should be produced — rather than letting consumers choose — and then acts surprised at slumping consumer interest.
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