[This article appears as part of a series presented by the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition about the work of Jewish organizations to prevent and address sexual harassment and gender discrimination. By pulling back the curtain on works in progress, the Coalition hopes to inspire others to begin their own crucial reform efforts. You can read the framing piece here.] By Steve Rakitt and Jill Weber Smith Recently, and especially this past year, … [Read more...] about Five Lessons for Funders Seeking to Make an Impact on Women’s Equality in the Jewish Community
Archives for November 2018
By Charlene Seidle and Brachie Sprung
Today is an unprecedented Election Day in Jerusalem. For the first time, two candidates for mayor are vying for the top job in an unprecedented runoff that will decide the political leadership of the city for the next five years.
Whatever the outcome of the election, things will change in the capital. Mayor Nir Barkat steps down after a decade where he brought experience from the VC world and as a … [Read more...] about Doubling Down on Disruption:
The Resiliency of Civil Society in Jerusalem
By Rachel Sherman [This is the second of a four-part series from the Leadership Commons of The William Davidson School of JTS, in partnership with OneTable, a national nonprofit whose mission is to empower people age 21-39ish who don’t have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice, to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. JTS and its alumni who work at OneTable are taking a “deep dive” into what it means to approach Jewish … [Read more...] about Thriving Jewish Education, Minus the Jewish Educator
By Rabbi Philip Graubart “Why do people hate Jews?” That was the first question I received at a Monday afternoon gathering of 4th and 5th graders, two days after the massacre. Not for the first time in my career (or, for that matter, my life as a parent), I felt simultaneously that I was in exactly the right place at the right time, compelled to respond with all the wisdom I could muster, but also utterly unequipped. Why do people hate … [Read more...] about Monday after Pittsburgh, Back at School
By Scott A. Shay Anti-Semitism is frequently viewed as “the canary in the coal mine.” It signals a more general climate of prejudice that manifests with an increasing hatred of Jews. In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, many articles have made this point. They focused on the extent of anti-Semitism in the U.S., and its relationship to other forms of ethnic, religious, and even gender-based prejudice. While the “canary in the coal … [Read more...] about What is Unique about Anti-Semitism?