By Alissa Ackerman and Guila Benchimol As Jewish women and professionals who study, teach about, and are survivors of sexual violence we have been listening to the conversations about teshuva following public disclosures about sexual harassment in the Jewish world. Some believe that it is neither the time nor place for this discussion while others, including survivors, want to discuss it but feel silenced. Since this month of Elul demands … [Read more...] about Restorative Justice and Teshuva Following Sexual Misconduct
By A Senior Israeli Nonprofit Consultant It’s a real problem. I just got another call from an Israeli nonprofit organization that had paid $11K to have a booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America - this year hosted in Tel Aviv - and I just want to tell them save your money and stay home. The organization that contacted me is a smallish amtua (Hebrew for nonprofit) whom I had never heard of before. … [Read more...] about Is the GA Scamming Israeli Nonprofits?
Are you a camp director or camp educator? Apply for M²: CEC today. Over the course of three, four-day convenings, together with an expert faculty and educational and developmental coaches, participants gain exposure to the core theories and pedagogies that frame the choreography, architecture and design of experiential Jewish education at camp. By extracting the best and most cutting-edge theories from a broad range of fields, such as … [Read more...] about Camp Educators Cohort: Applications Open!
ELI Talks has released 15 new ELI talks delivered and filmed in front of a live audience this past summer in Detroit. The talks were given by 15 diverse individuals from across the U.S. who were selected from over 150 applications to participate in ELI Talks’ intensive 6-month long speaker fellowship and share their “inspired Jewish ideas.” Talks were released September 5-7, 2018 over social media, followed by a Watch Party in the Inspired … [Read more...] about ELI Talks Releases 15 New Talks
On the eve of Rosh Hashana 5779, the Jewish population in the world reached 14.7 million, up slightly from last year’s 14.6 million. Of the total population, approximately 8.1 live in the Diaspora (of whom 5.7 in the US), while the number of Jews in Israel totals 6.6 million (up from 6.5 the previous year), in addition to 400,000 Law-Of-Return citizens (who are not listed as Jews with the Civil Registration). These numbers were provided by … [Read more...] about World Jewish Population Reaches 14.7 million