In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has begun collecting funds for emerging relief efforts. Amid a quickly rising death toll and widespread destruction in Kathmandu and the surrounding region (including northeast India), JDC’s staff experts in India are consulting with the local authorities, the Nepalese and Indian governments, and global partners to assess the unfolding situation on the ground and ensure survivors’ immediate needs are addressed.
Speaking last night at the opening of the annual Limmud FSU conference in Moscow, Alexander Boroda, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, said; “The Jews of Russia must realize the dangers inherent in the possible collapse of the Putin government to understand the rules of the game and to be aware of the limitations.”
A group comprised of 15 national and local funders committed to investing in community-based Jewish teen education initiatives has released a commissioned case study detailing insights and lessons learned from their first two years working together. … [Continue reading]
By Nanette Fridman, MPP, JD Would you ever hire someone for a job without explaining his or her duties? Throughout my years of training boards, board members have often shared that they are told little of their roles and responsibilities, either … [Continue reading]
By Leah Kahn Passover season is arguably the most hectic time in the Jewish calendar. For Hillels around the world, the details, logistics, and knowledge necessary to make it through the holiday amount to a full-scale theatrical production. To … [Continue reading]
By Robert Evans I just returned from celebrating a special American Jewish milestone: The 150th anniversary of the founding of Temple Israel of Akron, Ohio. That’s the Reform congregation where I became a Bar Mitzvah and a confirmand. This is the … [Continue reading]
By Menachem Posner Watch out! Watch this! Many clever lines will draw attention to the novelty of the upcoming Apple Watch, but right now, all eyes can turn to the first Jewish app for the new gadget, which will make the technology even handier … [Continue reading]
By David Cygielman Whenever I spend time with residents or participants who are new to Moishe House, I focus on two things: the story of how Moishe House started and the budget numbers. Sharing Moishe House’s budget is the easy part. I want … [Continue reading]