By Gidi Grinstein This week, in Tel-Aviv, Jewish American lay and professional leaders will convene with hundreds of Israelis for the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). It stands to be a pivotal gathering for what may or may not be said in it. And I am worried. I am a fan. I believe that the community institutions of American Jewry, with the Federation … [Read More...] about GA: Let’s Raise the Temperature
Recently, a rabbi from a large established synagogue sent us an email, and he asked, “Could you create something in our building? Our pews are empty of young people.” We wish this was the only email like this we’ve received recently... By Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D. & Rabbi Adam Grossman Amazon, Netflix, and AirBnB have shifted the way we understand “brick-and-mortar” organizations … [Read More...] about Legacy Organizations and Brick and Mortar Institutions Could be More Relevant Today Than in the Past 40 Years
By Daniel S. Horwitz and Marisa Meyerson The yearly field trip from the Sunday school classroom to the Sukkah in the courtyard of the synagogue was always a treat. We were able to have arts and crafts, snack time, and a fun lesson from the Rabbi all rolled into one, as we made paper chains […]
By Dr Nir Tsuk and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna The year was 1886. Richard W. Sears decided to establish a company bearing his own name to sell watches by mail order, based in Minnesota. That very same year, rabbis joined together to found the Jewish Theological Seminary Association, establishing the Conservative movement in New York. This […]
By Yelena Kutikova When I was younger, I told myself that I would never visit Germany. Given my family history, it is not surprising why I chose this stance. My great-grandmother was killed in Babi Yar, while many other family members died or greatly suffered at the hands of Nazis during World War II. However, […]
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