URJ Kutz Camp, located in Warwick, New York, is the summer home to NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement and progressive Jewish teens worldwide. When Hattie and Milton Kutz gifted $100,000 of their estate toward the creation of a Reform Movement leadership training summer program for teens, the impact of their vision likely could not have been imagined. [Continue reading]
Grassroots, bold and sassy, deep, integrative, and committed to Jewish text and the Jewish fringes, Limmud SA adds fire to the South African Jewish scene.
By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick Over the past several decades there have been a plethora of articles, papers and research regarding the new and evolving role of the Head of School as “instructional leader.” This reality takes place against an ever … [Continue reading]
By Daniel Infeld Close to nine years ago, I began my career as a Jewish educator the way many do, by packing my bags for a summer as a camp counselor. I distinctly remember being astounded that strangers would trust me - a high-school graduate … [Continue reading]
By Julie Levine The gap between San Francisco's wealthy residents and its poor ones is growing faster than in any other city in the nation, according to a Brookings Institution 2014 study. *** My Jewish values have always guided me … [Continue reading]
The Birthright Israel Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved a post-trip engagement plan that focuses on the creation of a seamless communications platform featuring curated content for participants following their Taglit-Birthright Israel … [Continue reading]
There are very few things more inappropriate than for a professional in a nonprofit organization to say, “I am not retiring until I have found a replacement for myself.” Yet this statement is made too often precisely because CEOs and senior … [Continue reading]
We wanted to adopt a name that reflected our approach to Jewish life, a name that reflects our vision and mission, one that embraces the far reaches of the Jewish community. By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky The Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) was … [Continue reading]