Mivasseret Zion, Israel (April 2, 2012) - The little girls stood on stage holding up a child’s painting of the Ten Commandments, quietly but confidently singing “Who Knows One,” the traditional Passover song about Jewish icons such as the Five Books of Moses, the Four Matriarchs, … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Olim Guided through Model Seder
Archives for April 2012
[This post was originally published October 25, 2009 in PresenTense Magazines' Philanthropy issue. As a part of our continuing discussion on Jewish philanthropy, we are reprinting.] by Talia Cottrell Furleiter Maimonides, writing in 12th-century Egypt, could not have … [Read more...] about Every Little Bit Counts: Microfinancing in the Jewish Tradition
by Eric M. Lankin The most significant obligation in the observance of Pesach is that we the Jewish people must spiritually re-experience the Exodus from Egypt, seeing ourselves as if we were redeemed. As we tell the story on the Seder nights of the Exodus and God's power that … [Read more...] about Telling the Story with Feeling, Then and Now
Are Israeli Human Services Agencies “Jewish” Communal Service Agencies? A Look at the Shared DNA of Israeli and Jewish Overseas Service Providers by David Marcu My collaborative and increasingly intensive work with overseas Jewish communal service agencies frequently pun … [Read more...] about Are Israeli Human Services Agencies “Jewish” Communal Service Agencies?
by Lee I. Sherman and Lisa K. Budlow Strongly rooted in Jewish tradition and values, Jewish family service agencies throughout North America care for the elderly, open doors to the disabled, lift up the unemployed, counsel families and those in mourning, build homes, support … [Read more...] about Jewish Family Service Agencies Collectively Perpetuate the Jewish Way