By Karen Schwartz Edelsburg, 29, knew he’d have a good time at Tuesday night’s Tech Tribe Chanukah celebration. It’s a group of people he can relate to, he says, with similar interests, where he can find friendship, mentorship and business connections. Edelsburg was one of 30 people gathered in Midtown Manhattan to light the world’s first GIF menorah at The Yard, a co-working space overlooking Herald Square. The event was hosted by Tech … [Read more...] about GIF Menorah Highlights New York Tech Tribe Event
By Ross Beroff In August of 2010, Sandy Cardin, president of The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, published an op-ed on the need for more programs to empower and develop the next generation of Jewish leaders. In the op-ed, he quoted and disagreed with the late Charles Schusterman z"l, who said, "Another leadership development program? Don’t we already have enough of them in the Jewish world? What I think we need are some … [Read more...] about Wanted: The Next Generation of Jewish Followers
By Yoni Heilman As the country recovers from what, by any measure, was a stunning political upset, one question stands out perhaps more than any other. How did we not see this coming? Despite the ongoing email scandal and the shifting momentum, nearly every poll had this election in the bag for Hillary Clinton. How did the media get it wrong? How did the pollsters get it wrong? One emerging answer is that we, as Americans, don’t understand … [Read more...] about Who Are We?
A different view of millennial engagement ... By Rabbi Jim Rogozen My daughter lives in Berkeley, California (yes, that Berkeley, the one where hippies used to, and some still do, roam). Over a couple of visits during her grad school years, I witnessed a thriving Jewish life in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus. My daughter’s little shtetl hosts a variety of shuls and minyanim that attract a real mix of participants, some … [Read more...] about My Daughter’s Berkeley Minyan Rotation
By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky Big Tent Judaism initiated a study in Summer 2016 to learn more about the experience of being Jewish among Jewish millennials, and to better understand how this population demonstrates its connection to being Jewish. Because this population appears to be elusive and hard to reach, any inquiry into this population is important. The study defined experiences broadly to include anything that a Jewish millennial does that … [Read more...] about Millennial Engagement in the Jewish Community