UJA-Federation of NY is accepting applications for the YESH Institute for Newish Jewish Professionals. YESH is UJA Federation's newest professional development program, and is designed for professionals who’ve been working in the Jewish nonprofit sector for 2-4 years. Individuals who work in the Jewish nonprofit world - including in synagogues, local JCCs or international nonprofits - in New York, Westchester, and Long Island are … [Read more...] about UJA-Fed NY Launches YESH Institute for Newish Jewish Professionals
By Kate Lauzar
Every machloket (argument/conflict) which is l’shem shamayim (for the sake of Heaven) is destined to endure.
And that which is not l’shem shamayim, is destined not to endure.
Mishna Avot 5:17
Rabbinic Judaism has always valued makhloket. In fact, the Talmud is filled with debate, often including the (minority) argument that wasn’t chosen as law, expressly to underscore the value of hearing and respecting differing opinions. Our … [Read more...] about Navigating Third Rail Issues:
How Synagogues Can Talk about Tough Issues in a Healthy Way
By Cantor Adina Frydman “I really do love the work. But I think the biggest challenge is the lack of clarity around the position.” - Response from a Synagogue Executive Director Synagogues are engaged in sacred work, and in the ideal world, the synagogue team is dedicated to furthering this sacred purpose by effectively executing their unique roles. And yet, we sense that key members of the professional and lay team feel stymied by … [Read more...] about The Synagogue Executive Director: A Changing Role for Changing Times
Do you know superb professionals working in the New York nonprofit sector who are ready to step up and make an impact on the Jewish community? UJA-Federation of New York welcomes nominations for the 2019 cohort of The Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership. Ruskay Fellows are rising stars who work in nonprofits serving the Jewish community in New York City, Long Island or Westchester. Eligible candidates must have between 4-9 years … [Read more...] about Nominations Open: Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership
Warsaw, April 16: Young Russian-speaking volunteers from 9 locations worldwide - Australia, Belarus, Canada, the EU, Israel, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and the US - came together in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend for Limmud FSU's biannual Global Leadership Summit. In the framework of the Summit’s various activities, as part of Limmud FSU’s official delegation, the participants took an active part at the annual March of the Living event on … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Global Volunteers Come Together in Poland to Remember and Learn New Skills