By Jonathan Weiss In July, I had the fortune of assuming the role of President of the Board for Hillel Torah, a Modern Orthodox Day School in Skokie, IL. Even in “normal” years, I imagine there’s a steep learning curve at the outset of taking on this respo … [Read more...] about Assuming Board Leadership Amidst A Pandemic
Managing Your Nonprofit
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?
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