[This essay is from Contact, a publication of The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Reprinted with permission.] By Josh Tapper Photographs by Max Avdeev The expansive gold-tinted sanctuary inside the Marina Roscha synagogue sits at the top of an imposing central … [Read more...] about Chabad in Russia: At What Cost?
Archives for August 2015
By Deborah Newbrun Where do nature, wilderness and trip leaders go to learn best practices and outdoor Jewish teaching inspiration for their Jewish summer camps? A generation ago, Jewish summer camp song leaders across the country began to be trained in an innovative program by … [Read more...] about Filling a Gap: New Program is Training Jewish Outdoor Leaders
The annual campaign of the Jewish federation system has suffered terrible reverses in terms of numbers of givers over the last 25 years. Where will it be 25 years hence? By Joe Imberman “No single thing is more difficult than asking a donor to part with a major endowment g … [Read more...] about Raising Restricted and Unrestricted Endowment Funds
By Nadav Tamir The relationship between Israeli and North American Jewry is in crisis with dramatic implications for the future of both communities. How the relationship between the two largest and most important Jewish communities develops will have a significant impact on … [Read more...] about A New Vision for the Relationship between Israeli and North American Jewry
Our community has real metrics to prove that when professional development is done right it makes a difference, and it has an impact. By Dr. Hal M. Lewis “Every question,” taught Nahman of Bratslav, “is an answer.” And so it is with Seth Cohen’s recent posting, in which he i … [Read more...] about Professional Development: If Not, Why Not?