By Jeff Finkelstein Across Pittsburgh each month, more than a thousand children open their mailbox to find new books, embarking on new adventures at bedtime and starting new conversations in families about belief and tradition. The books from PJ Library are very special and play an important role in families, allowing them to connect more deeply to their own sense of Judaism, to each other and to the broader Jewish community. While the … [Read more...] about Books Are Just the Beginning
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By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Some 2,000 young adults who thought they had missed the chance to travel on Taglit-Birthright Israel when they turned 27 - the regular program is for individuals 18 to 26 - are getting a chance to experience the touted 10-day free trip to Israel. This summer, and again in October and November, Birthright is piloting a series of trips for people between the ages of 27 and 32. The organization opened … [Read more...] about Birthright at 30? Organization Pilots Travel Experience for Older [Young] Adults
This post is a part of Foundation for Jewish Camp's summer blog series “Because of Jewish Camp.” Each week, we will be featuring personal reflections from camp parents, staff, and alumni exemplifying the ways that Jewish camp impacted their lives. Follow along all summer long, and share how Jewish camp impacted your life! Tell us your story in the comments, on Facebook, or tweet @JewishCamp using the hashtag #JewishCamp. Rabbi Skoff is the … [Read more...] about To My Counselor… 45 Years Later
Jewish life is evolving. As the world rapidly changes, so do the diverse needs, interests, and values of modern Jews. Consequently, groundbreaking social entrepreneurs have taken on the mantle of widening the tent of Jewish life, offering new and unique approaches to meeting the spiritual and social needs of today’s community. They draw on our tradition’s intrinsic ability to shape contemporary expressions of Judaism’s enduring values. In … [Read more...] about 8 Brilliant Jewish Organizations Reimagine Jewish Life
By Moshe Hecht You know when you’re at a meeting, and the person leading said meeting keeps throwing around a term over and over again, and you’re just sitting there, scratching your head thinking, what the heck are you saying?! Well that’s me. I sit on the board of a local nonprofit. I love it. It’s a great org with great people, and I’m crazy about everything they do. What I’m not so crazy about is this phrase that keeps popping up … [Read more...] about What the Heck is a “Culture of Philanthropy”?