By Eric Fingerhut What a strange time this is! We are in the midst of a global pandemic and an unusually contentious election in the United States. We have real concerns about racial injustice and antisemitism. Many of our children are not yet back in school - and those … [Read more...] about What Happens When we do Jewish Together
By David Bernstein Last week, I asked a foundation for financial support for advocacy work in the event of contested elections. Many Jewish organizations have become increasingly concerned about the prospect of contested elections, violence, and challenges to the democratic … [Read more...] about Funding Jewish Advocacy in a Crazy World
By Betsy S. Stone, Ph.D. and Jodie Goldberg Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, has been a core, lived value of the Jewish people throughout modern history. For decades, synagogues, youth serving organizations, and camps have made feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, … [Read more...] about Centering Tikkun Middot Now and in the Future
By Leah Rivkin Before Rabbi Shmuly Kogan opened his door on Sukkot afternoon for Adam Yukhanov and a couple of his friends, he was under the impression that he would be accompanying the teens as they canvassed their Queens, New York neighborhood, helping them offer people the … [Read more...] about Teens Take Over Traditional Tishrei Programming
By Shlomo Schreibman As a young teenager, my dream was to pursue a career as a psychologist. I have always loved people and found the relationship and interaction of our beliefs and actions fascinating. Five years ago, I became a Social-Industrial certified psychologist. Not … [Read more...] about What do behavioral Psychology and Crowdfunding have in common? A lot!