By Esther D. Kustanowitz The High Holidays are over, and for many, so is our most immersive “God language” experience of the Jewish calendar year. Over the course of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we read of God’s many roles: God is the supreme sovereign. God commanded us to bring sacrifices. God commanded Abraham to bring his son as sacrifice and then issued a reprieve at the last minute. God granted Hannah a child. God is the shepherd who … [Read more...] about Got God? Thoughts on God from a Sometimes-theist (as inspired by ELI on Air)
With the opening last night in Jerusalem of the 3rd ROI Summit, and the kick-off to eJP's Summer of Innovation, here is just a brief introduction to ROI, the history and mission. History: Originally funded by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Bernie Marcus Foundation, ROI was developed as a partnership between Taglit-Birthright Israel and the Israel Democracy Institute in 2005. With the establishment of the Center for … [Read more...] about What is ROI Anyway?
Most people treat Jewish community work like a casual non-profit. But perhaps there’s a more effective, more business-like way to encourage innovation within a responsible, results-oriented framework? PresenTense Editor and Publisher Ariel Beery and his frequent business partner Aharon Horwitz think so, and tell you all about it in their new article in Ha’aretz, “Investing in Value." To save our community from the boom-and-bust dynamic, we … [Read more...] about Rethinking the Business Model of Jewish Community