By Nanette Fridman Being a board chair in ordinary times is challenging. There are numerous relationships to manage, meetings to co-design and lead, areas requiring oversight, and planning and evaluating to be done. There is no question that being at the helm of a nonprofit … [Read more...] about I Didn’t Sign Up for This. Now What?
Managing Your Nonprofit
Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick During this COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us in educational leadership positions are experiencing unprecedented challenges against a backdrop of tremendous uncertainty. These daunting challenges and exigencies are fueled by a sense of urgency, resolve and … [Read more...] about Purposeful Day School Leadership During Times of Crisis
By Matt Baram “There’s a dead cat in our Hillel building. Mom, what do I do?” “Matt, you’re going to have to get it out of there.” Yep, pretty much from the start, my first year as an Executive Director was determined to test my skills, my will, and my sanity. For most pe … [Read more...] about Mom, What Do I Do?
By Daniel Olson As a rabbi’s spouse, I am all too aware of the great loss these months of pandemic have brought to our communities: the loss of loved ones, the loss of in-person schooling, the loss of jobs, the loss of time together in community. Leaders of Jewish o … [Read more...] about DIY High Holiday Measurement
By Adina Kanefield Mysterious PayPal notices began arriving last Tuesday. A gift of $18 from Austin, another $18 from Ann Arbor, and more from New York. A gift of $50 from Philadelphia, then $36 from Los Angeles. Yesterday, $100 from Chicago. And the gifts keep coming, some … [Read more...] about The Beating Heart of Humanity: Arts and Culture as Essential Even During a Pandemic