The learning adventure continues – Limmud FSU first timers have found their rhythm, made new friends, begun to express themselves with more confidence, and reflect inward, too. "One of the most wonderful byproducts of the Limmud experience is that everyone finds their own place in their own particular Jewish journey," said Sandra Cahn, Limmud FSU's co-founder. "There's a comfort level where no matter how much Jewish background you've had, you … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU – The Last Day
Archives for October 2008
I recently spent some time on YouTube searching for examples of great video story telling. One aggregator site on the YouTube nonprofit channel makes it easy to post your nonprofit videos and easy for viewers to find them. I found “Story of a Sign,” a powerful, poignant story of a Mexican street beggar there. I like it and the video “Invisible Children” because both videos demonstrate the power of the medium to tell a story and motivate people to … [Read more...] about YouTube Your Way to New Supporters
Jewish Social Action Month (JSAM) is your chance to contribute to good deeds in the world, while taking part in global Jewish initiative. See what people around the world are doing, share your ideas and sign up today. How can you fit JSAM into your busy schedule? Sign up for the JSAM facebook group to receive a daily idea for a good deed during Jewish Social Action Month. From the simple to the creative to the profound, JSAM's Good Deed a … [Read more...] about Jewish Social Action Month Begins Today
JAFI held a press conference yesterday to discuss the $45 million cut from the 2009 budget. You can read about it in this story from The Jerusalem Post. But the most interesting news was to be found in the story's last paragraph. Having just returned from the U.K. and meeting with some rather prominent JAFI supporters, I suspect this tidbit was little known: "Bielski, a former long-time mayor of Ra'anana who worked long and hard to help … [Read more...] about Is Bielski Leaving JAFI?
Starting the day with a jog on the edge of the Black Sea, it was on to serious sessions, i.e., discussions about Modern Zionism, the Medical Aspects of Jewish Philosophy and Psychology, or Torah - many choices for Limmudniks. Young Jews across the FSU want to know about their Jewish identity, and attending this Conference in Yalta represents a way back to their Jewish roots. In the former Soviet Union, religious identity was considered an … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU – Day Two