When we begin to talk about new models, new structures, new leadership, new programs that replace the old, we inevitably have associations, and often those associations are negative. By Maya Bernstein I recently attended a workshop as a guest designer at Stanford d.school’s … [Read more...] about Eating Bugs
The past often gets a better rap than the present. Things were good, back in the day. More wholesome. Less complicated. Slower. Kinder. People looked in each other’s eyes. Children wrote essays without emoticons. Whose great-uncle hasn’t complained of having had to walk to school … [Read more...] about Of Donkeys and Angels
The weeks immediately following the overwhelming month of Tishrei, heavy with Jewish holidays, are always daunting. The workweek seems suddenly endless, the days too long. The lists of things to do stretch on and on, and there are no excuses - we can no longer hide behind out of … [Read more...] about Embracing Cheshvan – Illuminating the Fog
If our Jewish organizations are not places that attract and retain talent, then the question of the quality of what these organizations are producing becomes moot. by Maya Bernstein In a recent op-ed piece in The New York Times, entitled “Why You Hate Work,” the article’s au … [Read more...] about Might We Love Going to Work?
As Jewish professionals, as educators, it is our job to immerse ourselves, deeply, in people’s lives, and strive to understand where Judaism most meaningfully intersects with their needs. by Maya Bernstein The Pesach Seder, perhaps the most popular of Jewish rituals, is a v … [Read more...] about The Seder’s Four Elements of Creative Education