At the crossroads of Judaism and social change
One of the limitations of the term ‘social entrepreneurship’ is that it conjures up images of business schools and spreadsheets. With so much focus today on impact and accountability, it’s easy to forget that for many the pursuit of social change remains a spiritual quest – a way of manifesting faith in the material world.
This dimension is revealed in the work of eight new fellows recently selected by the revived Joshua Venture Group, which supports Jewish social entrepreneurs. Their work includes teaching meditation, promoting sustainable living, and drawing on orthodox religious teachings to spark activism. Between 2010 and 2012, each fellow will receive benefits worth $100,000, as well as other forms of assistance.
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