Does the UJC really understand all the various reasons why this (the following article) was the case; where was their responsibility in countering this trend. And more important, how are they positioning themselves to help reverse it - because it is certainly endemic of a larger issue. from today's Jerusalem Post: GA largely ignored by Hebrew press All but ignored by the Hebrew-speaking press as they gathered in Jerusalem this week, … [Read more...] about The Hebrew Press and the UJC
This year's GA opened in Jerusalem on Sunday night. With a plenary that saw a mix of lay and professional leaders from North America, communal professionals and invited guests from both Israel and the WZO, hundreds of young people from various MASA programs, KolDor, Hillel and young Israeli adults currently serving in the IDF all gathered together. And, in the view of many the musical parts of the program were the highlight of the night. Over … [Read more...] about One People. One Destiny. Jerusalem 2008
We know some of our readers are not familiar with the GA, which returns to Jerusalem tonight after five years. Here's a brief introduction. In the first major American Jewish conference following the historic election of President-elect Barack Obama, 3,000 American Jews will convene in Jerusalem November 16 - 19, to discuss the impact of the American presidential election and pending election in Israel on the global Jewish community, the state … [Read more...] about Over 3,000 American Jews to Convene in Jerusalem
"The NextGen is no longer. They are the NOWGen". So spoke Johanna Arbib, the passionate and dedicated JAFI Board member (representing Keren Hayesod) as she introduced Friday morning's Assembly plenary, Tomorrow Happens Now: The Assembly Hosts the Now Generation. Emphasizing the time is now, Joanna told us this generation (defined as roughly 25-40) "will lead thru cooperation, collaboration, creativity, energy and global … [Read more...] about The NextGen – R.I.P.
Sunday night was, once again, a Mega event. Then last evening, at the Jerusalem office of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, we gathered for the launch. Introducing... Ten Days of Birthright Israel: A Journey in Young Adult Identity I sat Sunday morning with Professor Len Saxe of Brandeis, co-author of this remarkable story of Birthright Israel. He stressed that the over-riding goal is to tell the story of Birthright Israel. … [Read more...] about Birthright Israel, The Book