Two years ago in this journal, Jeffrey Solomon, president of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies (ACBP), and John Ruskay, executive vice president and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York, had a dialogue about the relationship between federations and foundations. Both men are veterans of the Jewish scene - Solomon was a top UJA-Federation executive before going to ACBP in 1997; Ruskay worked in a number of organizations before joining UJA-Federation and becoming the top professional in 1999. In this article, Solomon and Ruskay continue their conversation about federations and foundations, this time focusing on their efforts on behalf of both innovation and sustainability. And in an era of heightened attention to Israel, they speak about efforts being made to boost American Jewish engagement with Israel.
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Solomon, Jeffrey. Ruskay, John S. Rubinton, Noel. Federations and Foundations Take on Innovating and Sustaining: A Dialogue with Jeffrey Solomon and John Ruskay. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Spring 2011: