By Adam Simon I recently attended a farewell party for someone switching jobs from one Jewish organization to another. Among many accolades, one person giving a toast said, “While we are sorry to lose him, at least he is still committed to working in the Jewish world.” While I appreciate this sentiment - and believe the Jewish community stands to benefit from this person’s many talents - it points to a common assumption that Jewish … [Read more...] about To Keep Jewish Professionals, Let Them Go
By Dr. Barry Chazan [This article is the second in Advancing Jewish Leadership: A Series on Jewish Context and Professional Practices. Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is currently marking its 90th anniversary with the launch of the Center for Jewish Leadership. In this series, faculty, mentors, graduates, and staff of Spertus Institute’s graduate degree, certificate, and professional programs share valuable insights … [Read more...] about The Building Blocks of Jewish Education
With $4.2 million raised to date, UJA Federation of New York has established the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership to help strengthen Jewish life and organizations throughout the community. Named for John S. Ruskay - who stepped down early this summer after 15 years as CEO of UJA-Federation of New York - the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership is an investment in career development for emerging Jewish … [Read more...] about UJA Federation-NY Launches Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership
Parents entrust us with their children, and we in turn entrust them to our teachers. Why not give our teachers the training and support they need to give our students their best? By Jessica Downey My fellow educators and I are getting ready to open our supplementary schools. This is an exciting and frightening time all at once. The year will soon be in full swing; new children will begin their religious education, older students will … [Read more...] about Are We Even Giving Them One Foot to Stand On?
"Great Jewish communities require great Jewish leaders." Series Introduction: Insights from the Field and the Classroom By Dr. Dean P. Bell This year, as it marks its 90th anniversary, Spertus Institute launches the Center for Jewish Leadership to provide current and future Jewish leaders new and necessary opportunities to learn best professional practices in a Jewish context, informed by Jewish thought. On this occasion, … [Read more...] about Advancing Jewish Leadership: A Series on Jewish Context and Professional Practices