[This essay is from The Peoplehood Papers, volume 23 - “The Israeli Diaspora - a Peoplehood Perspective” - published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.] By Netaly Ophir-Flint It seems that the Jewish people are currently living in the best of times and in the worst of times, to borrow the famous phrase from Charles Dickens. On one hand we are seeing the most flourishing time in Jewish history. Two large and thriving Jewish … [Read more...] about It’s Time for the Israeli Diaspora to Step Up and Assume its Leadership Role!
The American Jewish Scene
By Steven Windmueller American Jews are experiencing a cultural awakening concerning their status as citizens and their role as Jews in this society. In the aftermath of Pittsburgh and as a result of the November 6th election, a new reality is setting in with regard to the “Jewish condition” in this nation. Anti-Semitism is driving a piece of this growing instability. The political climate is also fueling a sense of discomfort. Many … [Read more...] about Something Right Here and Right Now is Happening: The Reawakening of America’s Jews
By Danya Axelrad-Hausman When a transformational chapter in life - like summer camp - comes to an end, it can feel like a big loss. As campers and staff members, we forge the deepest of friendships, explore our identities and find a sense of true belonging unlike anywhere else. While most of us eventually “age out” of camp, Tawonga alumni don’t see their final summer as an ending, but instead, as a launching pad. On Friday, November 3, … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Have to Age Out of Camp
By Rabbi Elan Babchuck and Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D. Election week is where the future of our country hangs in the balance. This most recent election day, individuals turned out in force to cast their vote. They went to the polls with deep purpose, and then wore their “I Voted” stickers with great pride. With the same passion and urgency that drove so many to the polls, a diverse group of 30 spiritual leaders convened on election day for the … [Read more...] about Election Day, Every Day: Clal’s Glean Network Launches Cohort Three
Mem Bernstein, Chairman of The AVI CHAI Foundation, delivered the following key note address at the recent Day School Investor Summit, convened by Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, November 11-12 at the Ritz Carlton-Bal Harbour. More than 100 philanthropists dedicated to growing the day school field were in attendance. *** I surely hope that all of you know what an honor it is for me to be here with you today. Thank you Ann, Gail, the … [Read more...] about Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton”