Hundreds of young Jews from around the world are about to unplug from technology in the very heart of arguably the most hyper-connected event in the world, the annual SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, TX. The event, called #openShabbat, is a traditional Shabbat meal that combines conversation, song and and food. Entering its ninth year, it's also the largest sit-down dinner at the festival. #openShabbat is hosted by Rabbi Mordechai … [Read more...] about Doing Shabbat at SXSW
By Sarah Lefton Folks may fret about how Jewish education needs to evolve to capture the attention of today’s families, but in fact, it has: online. (At BimBam, we’re biased, we’ve made almost 400 videos teaching everything from “What’s Jewish about Giving,” to “Who was Reish Lakish,” to “why Jews shouldn’t use the phrase Old Testament.”) A couple of years ago, I went to Hadar’s 10th Anniversary Shabbaton in New Jersey, and picked up a free … [Read more...] about What’s Innovative and Explosively Creative? Standards
Leading Edge is pleased to announce open applications for Cohort Three of the CEO Onboarding Program, a leadership development experience focused on the unique challenges and opportunities of leading in the Jewish organizational world. Participants in this competitive program will enhance their executive skills and strengthen their leadership in the American Jewish community during the critical, initial period at the helm of an … [Read more...] about Leading Edge Opens Applications for CEO Onboarding Program – Cohort Three
Lisa Lepson has joined the Forward as VP of Development. As the publication sharpens its focus on its digital readership and platform, Lisa will lead the strategic direction and development of a growing fundraising effort to support independent Jewish journalism in English and Yiddish.
Lisa joins the Forward from UpStart, where as Chief Advancement Office she worked to empower the Jewish community's entrepreneurial leaders and support them … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Education (HUC), to launch JECELI-LA. The program, previously developed by the two schools, is poised "to enhance Jewish early childhood centers by inspiring educators who will lead with depth, confidence, and a vibrant … [Read more...] about LA Jewish Federation launches JECELI-LA