By Billy Planer In 2003 I created a Jewish educational nonprofit venture called Etgar 36. For the next 17 years, we ran a 36-day summer journey for teens in which they meet with all sides of political issues to engage in civil discourse and develop their opinions and views. … [Read more...] about A Pivot to the Same Program Goal… Uncomfortable Conversation
Response to “What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community” By Laura Mandel A recent eJewish Philanthropy article, What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community, gave a matter-of-fact snapshot of what we might expect in the new COVID/post- … [Read more...] about Why Do the Arts Matter?
A new survey sheds light on what Jewish families are thinking By Karen Alpert We’ve often heard the phrase that there is nothing permanent except change, and that’s certainly the case in our COVID-19 world. As an organization grounded in delivering in-person experiences for … [Read more...] about When is the Right Time to Return to In-Person Programming
By Kelly Cohen and Dena Shaffer Imagine the wind in your hair and good music coming out of your car radio. You and your family are road tripping to a college town. You are going to find the best burger place, sit on the grass in the quad and dream about the future. You might … [Read more...] about Our Virtual College Road Trip is About More Than Just College
Given the nature of our work, we are often asked: Why should Jews care about those outside of our own community, particularly those far away? Since the onset of this pandemic and the wave of protests worldwide, this question has become even more common, as people are pulled in a … [Read more...] about This World Refugee Day, Calling on the Global Jewish Community to Act