This post is a part of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s summer blog series “Because of Jewish Camp.” Each week, we will be featuring personal reflections from camp parents, staff, and alumni exemplifying the ways that Jewish camp impacted their lives. Follow along all summer long, and share how Jewish camp impacted your life! Tell us your story in the comments, on Facebook, or tweet @JewishCamp using the hashtag #JewishCamp. ***** What Fire … [Read more...] about What Fire Can’t Destroy
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. Richard Siegel reflected a quiet demeanor but there was nothing passive about his intellect or his passion. His interests were broad and impressive, serving as a reflection of his deep and abiding beliefs concerning Jewish life and his love of Jewish culture and tradition. He has been described as a man of profound modesty and one who was insightful, patient, and measured. One can describe Richard through the … [Read more...] about Remembering Richard Siegel (z”l)
By Renee Koplon What is it like to be a high school student in a Jewish day school? Understanding the day to day life of our students is key to effectively creating programs that will speak to them, scheduling exams in a way that will enhance their learning, and becoming a presence that will support them through their academic journeys. By shadowing a student for a day, one can learn a lot about a day in the life of a high school student. I … [Read more...] about La Perspectiva del Estudiante
By Moshe Hecht The verdict is in: the people of the nonprofit world are ready for a radical shift. I’m not talking about some nicely-folded policy changes or yet another charity app - I’m talking about a complete perestroika of the existing nonprofit landscape. Everywhere I go, people are talking about just how fed up they are with the ancient practices, low wages, low overhead, and other pressing issues of our industry. But short of some … [Read more...] about Can Change Really Come to the Third Sector?
By Jaynie Schultz In light of the tragic passing of Rabbi Panken z’l, these sentiments are more relevant than ever. My mother died February 24, 2018. As time has passed I have been reflecting on her legacy and my role as her daughter, as a mother to the next generation of community leaders and what I want my legacy to be. Her theme was generosity. Leslie Vile Schultz was generous to the core. She gave time, money, ideas and energy to … [Read more...] about Circle of Love