By Rabbi Marc Margolius, Alan Divack, and Rabbi Ben Greenberg We reached out to 80 synagogues in Manhattan to ask them about their biggest financial concerns, and the results are in. Perhaps unsurprisingly in a city like New York, the vast majority of the synagogues placed … [Read more...] about Tackling Your Synagogue’s Biggest Financial Challenge
Archives for February 2016
By Anthony Ashworth Steen and Hannah Brady In Kevin Costner’s 1989 film Field of Dreams, one philosophy underpins the success of a farmer’s dream to create a baseball pitch from a corn field for the good of the community: “If you build it, [they] will come.” In the Jewish c … [Read more...] about If You Build it Together, They Will Come
Enjoy the premiere experience for Jews in tech and digital media at SXSW. Join Tech Tribe for their annual #openShabbat celebration! Escape the chaos of SXSW and find a taste of home at the ultimate un-networking event. Meet new people and catch up with friends while … [Read more...] about openShabbat is back at SXSW 2016!
By Robert Lichtman I was the new chairman of our synagogue’s Youth Committee when I called our long-time Teen Minyan leader with a question. “Jay, you lead the Teen Minyan for a couple of hours once a week. Why are we paying you so much money?” “Bob,” he patiently explained, “a … [Read more...] about Dark Matter Matters
By Rabbi Geoff Mitelman It’s rarely a problem to get Jews to embrace science. What’s harder is to get Jews excited about Judaism. I certainly experienced that when I was a congregational rabbi - I often heard things like, “I don’t believe in God. I believe in science and in … [Read more...] about A Love of Science Can Change Judaism