By Seth Cohen Recently I participated in a large gathering of stakeholders of one of the largest and oldest Jewish nonprofits in the world. The convening included a mix of individuals with varying levels of personal and professional connections with the organization and it’s m … [Read more...] about Yes, It’s Personal: Embracing the Emotion of Organizational Change
By Seth Cohen On Sunday morning, I awoke (once again) to streaming texts from friends and acquaintances who are heartbroken and worried about another murderous rampage against a Jewish house of worship. During the day I (once again) had conversations with friends and … [Read more...] about Where Are Our Leaders?
By Seth Cohen
What is the biggest challenge facing the global Jewish community? It’s a complicated question, and probably an impossible one to answer. But I have a simple and totally obvious answer, and I wish more people shared it:
In the Jewish communal world (and the p … [Read more...] about Men, Go Work for Jewish Women as if the Jewish Future Depends On It.
(Hint: It Does.)
By Seth Cohen
From generation to generation… l’dor v’ dor. It must be one of the most frequently evoked concepts in sermons, board meetings, B’nai Mitzvah speeches, retirement parties, and pretty much all transitional Jewish celebrations. We say it to simultaneously celebrate c … [Read more...] about A Once in a (Five Generation) Opportunity:
Using FiveGen Thinking to Help Reshape the Jewish Community
By Seth Cohen In never-ending assessment of the greatest challenges facing the contemporary Jewish community, there is a rogues’ gallery of threats and complications (Anti-Semitism! Iran! Non-Affiliation! Israel-Diaspora Relations!). These topics grab the headlines and d … [Read more...] about Being Heard: What We Owe Jewish Community Professionals