By Janet Harris, Lisa Farber Miller and Marcy Whitebook Educators of our community’s youngest children are more than just teachers. In both the secular and Jewish context, early childhood education (ECE) educators occupy a deeply influential place in the lives of families. T … [Read more...] about Fair Compensation for Educators of Jewish Children
Archives for October 2015
[To celebrate Limmud’s 35th year, eJewishPhilanthropy is offering a look into Jewish communities around the world through the eyes of Limmud volunteers. Limmud, the global grassroots Jewish learning movement founded in the United Kingdom in 1980, is today in 80 communities and 40 … [Read more...] about Limmud in the Lands of Kangaroos and Kiwis
By David Manchester B’reshit barah elohim et hashamayim v’et haretz In the beginning G-d created the heaven and the earth. So begins the Torah. The story of creation offers many important considerations, including its relevance to us at this moment. It suggests that G-d’s creat … [Read more...] about Bring the Call to Action #C2A to the Conventions
By Michelle Shain Big Tent Judaism (formerly the Jewish Outreach Institute) has released a new study, claiming that nearly 40 percent of Conservative rabbis are open to officiating at intermarriages. This statistic is supported by nothing more than a wing and a prayer. … [Read more...] about Do Conservative Rabbis Really Want to Officiate at Intermarriages?
By Jerry D. Isaak-Shapiro Thank you, Julie Bianchi - and forgive me if I appropriate your exceptionally on-target piece (“What Human Service Organizations Need: Big Thinking and Mega Giving”) for the education segment of the community. While you draw a comparison between the so … [Read more...] about Schools Could Benefit from the Same Advice: Big Thinking and Mega Giving, Round II