by Rabbi Bradley Solmsen As the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Campaign for Youth Engagement delves into a strategic planning process to determine how best to engage a majority of Reform Jewish youth by 2020, we are thinking much about the content in the Jim Joseph F … [Read more...] about Needed: Adult Mentors, Models for Youth Participation and a Pipeline of Youth Professionals
Archives for May 2013
Just days after destruction caused by a tornado in Oklahoma, the first team of IsraAID (an Israeli-based humanitarian organization) volunteers are on the scene providing assistance. photos courtesy IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid … [Read more...] about IsraAID Assists in Oklahoma Clean-up
June is rapidly approaching and with it the annual installment of Jerusalem Conference Season. A month where up and coming communal activists, the high and mighty and the wannabees come to network, interact, shmooze and pontificate. In addition to three high-visibility events … [Read more...] about Shaping Tomorrow
by Daniel S. Horwitz This past week while in Beijing, I had one of those conversations that as a rabbi you dream about. Ben - a 26 year old resident of the local Moishe House who is a Toronto native and works at the Canadian Embassy - and I spent almost 3 hours over dinner … [Read more...] about Jewish Day School Education – A More Inclusive Model?
I believe that giving worldwide to Israel will grow even further if donors see that Israelis are stepping up to the plate and doing the same, giving - at home, in their communities. by Beth Steinberg Each time I travel for Shutaf, the inclusion program that I helped found … [Read more...] about The Time Has Come for Israeli Philanthropy to Grow