By David Katz The famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble creates music by blending musicians from multiple genres. A classical pianist, a virtuoso bagpiper and a celebrated oud player join to push the boundaries of musical creativity. Ma curates the ensemble based on “edge effect” an ecological concept describing the diversity of life that exists when two eco-systems overlap. When the forest meets the prairie, plants and animals create … [Read more...] about A Silk Road Hillel
By Jamie Allen Black The news, first, is that the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) is changing direction. For nearly 25 years, we’ve worked to highlight and empower women and girls and create an environment of equality, possibility, and self-actualization for them in economic, social, religious, and political spheres. By increasing opportunities for women and girls and challenging barriers to gender equality, we help form … [Read more...] about JWFNY, Shifting Direction Toward Deeper and Accelerated Impact
By Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Victoria Cook On Chanukah we celebrate the miracle of light - which can feel challenging when we are surrounded by so much darkness, both physically (short winter days) and spiritually by the increase of hate and oppression around the world. It’s especially challenging because the light that we each bring is so often separated from one another. Our souls are isolated, so our lights are too. … [Read more...] about In Dark Times, Be A Light
By Dr. Shahar Sadeh In recent years the world has witnessed an increase in efforts to delegitimize Israel and Israelis. Much has been and will yet be written on the manifestations of the global BDS movement, as the challenge is growing and complex. Much of the writing was or will be drafted by faculty members who became “experts” on the subject, oftentimes unintentionally, as they were standing against the tide. Over time they became aware … [Read more...] about Faculty Members, University Campus and the Jewish Community – Why Should the Three Go Together?
By Avrum Lapin So you are ready to start a campaign! You have researched and determined the needs and expectations and have decided what is at the top on the priority list - capital, endowment, program expansion, etc. - perhaps a campaign integrating one or more, and maybe a special anniversary as a platform. You have recruited serious men and women who are dedicated and capable of leading, and of getting the job done. You have met with staff … [Read more...] about A Successful Campaign … It’s Not ALL About the Money