UJC National Young Leadership has launched a vibrant new Web site, NextGenJews.org, designed to inform, inspire, and connect young, socially conscious Jewish adults. With bold graphics and lively text, NextGenJews.org welcomes visitors and offers multiple ways to explore content. The text and graphics underscore a key message: that the Federation system creates opportunities for young Jews interested in connecting with peers and making a … [Read more...] about NextGenJews.org: The New Address for Federations’ Young Leaders
Park City, Utah is an unlikely place to find a thriving and growing Jewish community. And an even more unlikely place for an endowed Rabbinic chair. But in Park City you find key elements of community being addressed, both from a spiritual point and a learning point. For as you read yesterday in our interview with Adam Bronfman, he believes "Judaism is defined by ideas, community and a passion for building a better tomorrow." Because a strong … [Read more...] about Jewish Identity Building, Bronfman Style
One of the guiding principles of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation is Jewish youth shape the future of the Jewish people. Guided by Foundation President Edgar M. Bronfman, and believing Jewish youth possess exceptional vision and talent, they look to inspire a renaissance in Jewish life - to empower this demographic to lead the Jewish people and the world community. Joining his father in carrying out the Foundation's mission is Adam Bronfman, who … [Read more...] about Adam Bronfman, Up Close
If so, listen up. Team SuperJews is coming to a computer near you! Team SuperJews - a clandestine unit of Jewish civilian "secret super agents" dedicated to the common cause of helping people in need – is on the way. Team members, recognizable by the signature SJ belt buckle, are recruited for their extraordinary skills and talents, as well as their passionate concern for the welfare of the Jewish people. Spearheaded by United Jewish … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Be a Hero?
Let me begin by saying that I really don't like the term "nextGen." It typically is simply the latest euphemism for "young leadership" or other ways in which established organizations try to entice those perceived to be too young to be true organizational leaders to develop a connection and commitment. Underlying it is a very patronizing concept. It says: you are not rich enough or not proven enough to really be worth listening to. We aren't … [Read more...] about NextGen – A Flawed Concept for our Times?