Passover 2019 By Maya Bernstein Is there a recipe for change? A pinch of this, a cup of that, a dash of this, a spoon of that, bake at this temperature for that amount of time and, voila, a successful change process? Alas, we know it is much more complex. Yet the well-known … [Read more...] about Four Elements of Successful Change
By Maya Bernstein Passover, 2018 In my family, at the Passover Seder, if you ask a good question, my mother or father throws a rubber frog at you. As kids, we’d compete to see who could get the most frogs by the end of the Seder. The more creative and provocative the q … [Read more...] about Mah Nishtana? Will Anything Change?
By Maya Bernstein In 2008, Sarah Lefton realized that the majority of the hip, young, Bay Area Jews she knew sorely lacked a basic knowledge of Jewish stories, characters, and practices. She also realized that they turned to their devices, rather than to books or classes, to … [Read more...] about Disruptive Collaboration
By Maya Bernstein We are approaching the holiday of Shavuot, a time of re-commitment to keeping the Torah meaningful and relevant to our lives. There is a curious phrase in Exodus 20:14, which we read on the holiday to commemorate the Israelite’s experience of receiving the T … [Read more...] about Seeing the Sounds: Internalizing Innovation
By Maya Bernstein Given the myriad of complex challenges and opportunities facing the Jewish community today, what actions are necessary, and who should take responsibility? We often think of leadership as a role - the president is the leader of our nation; the team captain … [Read more...] about “Let’s ‘Verb’ Leadership”