By Avrum Lapin Synagogue board members and those in leadership positions care deeply about the future of their congregations and many want to make a difference and leave a legacy. When a congregation considers embarking upon a capital campaign, one of the first questions often heard from board members is “Well, what exactly is our role?” Before committing to an effort that will undoubtedly require significant investment of time, money and … [Read more...] about Synagogue Boards & Capital Campaigns
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By Barry S. Mael I have always been fascinated by characters in the Torah and the leadership lessons we can learn from them. Many of the most prominent personalities such as Abraham, Moses, Joseph and Jacob get much of the attention. However, I have always been very interested in Yitro, Moses’s father-in-law, the high priest of Midian who brings Moses’s family to the Jewish camp in the desert after the crossing of the sea and the battle with … [Read more...] about What Synagogue Leaders Can Learn from Yitro
By Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D. A Muslim Comedian On a recent drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, I binge listened to comedic social commentator Hassan Minaj’s Netflix Series, “The Patriot Act.” In season 1, episode 5, Minaj introduced hype psychology, and the likely unfamiliar clothing-brand Supreme. A Clothing Brand Though you’ve likely never heard of Supreme, the brand itself is the all-time master of hype - so much so, that while still … [Read more...] about What Can A Muslim Comedian Teach Us About Rapidly Selling-Out Jewish Programs?
By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Luciana Pattin, a Madrid-based fundraiser at the local Jewish school, said after her year-long participation in the Kaplan Leadership Initiative, she better understands “why we do what we do.” Pattin completed her fellowship in late fall. Several months later, Pattin said she still feels its effects. “Being a Kaplan fellow has helped me strengthen my self-awareness and enhanced my capacity to add … [Read more...] about Creating a Global Network: Kaplan Leadership Initiative teaches international fellows leadership skills and ‘why we do what we do’
Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is currently accepting applications for the FJC Fellowship: a new, paid, two-year fellowship for college seniors and recent college graduates seeking professional opportunities in the field of Jewish camp. Fellows spend the academic year working full-time at the Foundation for Jewish Camp office in New York City and their summers working in a leadership role at their home Jewish summer camp. Throughout the year, … [Read more...] about Applications Open: Foundation for Jewish Camp Fellowship