The Wiener Educational Center of UJA-Federation of New York is seeking nominations for the inaugural 2016 cohort of Ruskay Fellows. The Ruskay Institute will prepare rising leaders to have a strategic impact on their organizations and the broader Jewish community by deepening … [Read more...] about The Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership – Nominations Now Open
Archives for June 2015
By Herbert J Gans The study "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" issued by the Pew Research Center in October 2013 has been widely discussed and debated. However, one piece of the portrait deserves further, discussion; the so called JNRs, Jews of No Religion who do not identify … [Read more...] about Jews of No Religion and the Future of American Jewry
By Randy E. Spiegel Perhaps it has happened to you; at a board or committee meeting, listening to a good presentation and the speaker, to drive their point home, drops the bomb: “this approach is used everywhere; it reflects best practice” Around the table heads nod in agr … [Read more...] about Best Practice – Really?
By Zohar Rotem I never go to synagogue, not even on the High Holidays. Ever since my bar mitzvah, I feel a mix of relief and guilt when I pass a synagogue around the High Holidays. Relief, because I know that I no longer have to go and sit through hours of undecipherable … [Read more...] about How Feeding the Ducks Grows the Jewish Community: Capitalizing on the Outreach Potential of the Tashlikh Services
We who toil in the vineyards of Jewish life must be every bit as proficient, effective, productive, innovative, tenacious, accomplished, and credentialed as our for-profit counterparts. By Dr. Hal M. Lewis This season of recently completed commencement ceremonies and … [Read more...] about Where Eulogy Virtues Are Resume Virtues