The Influential Jewish Fundraisers of Past & Present

World ORT is a federation of autonomous ORT national organizations, legally constituted in Switzerland. World ORT is a non-profit global Jewish organization established for promotion of education and training in communities worldwide. Referred to as Association for the Promotion of Skilled Trades, it provides professional and vocational training for young Jews. Israel was the main area of operation for ORT in 2003, but ORT Israel retracted its association with World ORT.

Rabbi Eckstein: A challenging fundraiser


Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and head of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), who passed away recently, invited Board of trustees of World ORT in connection with $200,000 fundraising for ORT’s school network in the former Soviet Union. The IFCJ reviews have clear evidence of this prominent personality who instinctively challenged World ORT’s top lay body and others at a dinner invitation. Eckstein had an influence and strength to make such challenges and he was successful in joining donors in his fundraising campaigns. His objectives of fundraising were very clear every time he pledged and made demands. His influence was able to unite Christians for some great charitable cause. This was the reason he collected most donations from Christian community. He had no motive to ask for donations from the Christian community, but he was aware of their generosity.

Rabbi Eckstein: A logical fundraiser

Most Jews and Christians are not unaware of the charity of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. His principles were same as other Jewish rabbis and he referred to tzedakah for Jews. However, the logic of Rabbi Eckstein had broader application. He was not in favor of limitation of charity. He believed that your list of priorities should also include bottomed enlisted needy and he should also receive a little chunk of charity money. Yechiel Eckstein was active in the era of 19th century before he passed away on February 24, 1908, but he is remembered even today in Jewish community.

Make As Many Relationships As You Can – Roberto Casula

The unanswered questions related to many challenges in today’s time are surely the trigger for curiosity, inspiration, and imagination. If you read recent post or interviews of  , the Senior Executive at Eni you must have read about his vision about the Oil and gas industry’s future. He stated at a very basic post in the company and with the passing of time with his hard work, dedication, and vision he held numerous managerial positions at the company.  Currently, he is holding the position of Chief Development, operations, and technology office at Eni and focusing on the corporate venture capital and open innovation.

Curiosity is the key

Roberto Casula

He believes that curiosity is the key. Curiosity can pop up anywhere and at anytime. You can be curious about anything while reading a book while discussing something with your friend or colleagues or contacts academia. He believes that unanswered questions of many of today’s challenges can surely be the trigger for inspiration, curiosity, and imagination.

He says that technological trends are always amazing and among all of them the one that excites him the most is the development of IoT.

Advice for the younger generation

Everyone is well aware that Roberto casula eni is a figure that inspires a lot of youngsters. There are many people who want to join the same field just because they are inspired by him. When asked to say a few words of advice for the youngsters he wants them to develop many good relationships as many as they can. At the same time, he wants youngsters to be honest and kind to everybody and to help others on a regular basis. Behind all these advice he has the reason, he says when one faces difficulties in life and feel alone at that time there must be someone who will help them and stand with them.