By Rabbi Scott Aaron, PhD I was recently perusing my Sunday New York Times and came across an interesting piece about parenting philosophy in the Netherlands. It seems that the Dutch have a custom of literally pushing their pre-teen kids out of the car on a distant road and … [Read more...] about Finding Their Way Home: Rethinking Teen Travel to Israel
Archives for August 2019
By Elissa Maier Many respected scholars, leadership experts and successful business leaders speak about the importance of investing in talent. Jim Collins talks of “getting the right people on the bus;” Jack Welch comments that “talent development deserves as much focus as fina … [Read more...] about Planting Seeds: Investing in Growing Talent for the Field
By Gabby Tropp This summer I experienced what it feels like to walk into a Jewish community different from my own when I spent my first summer at Jewish camp. Camp Ramah in Nyack, NY, is a unique Jewish camp model. It’s a day camp for our chanichim (young campers) and a s … [Read more...] about Letters from Camp: How Monday Night Limmud Changed my Jewish Outlook
By Barb Gelb Five years ago I married a man with an 18 year old daughter, Mallory, with Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. In the 13 years that I have been involved … [Read more...] about Mal’s Birthright
By Dr. Erica Brown It was hard to miss the news this summer, which naturally got more attention in England than across the pond. The Norwich Cathedral, built in the eleventh century and one of the largest churches in Europe was busy this past summer with a new offering from … [Read more...] about What Are We Talking about When We Talk about Engagement?