By Rabbi Sid Schwarz In the opening chapter of my book, Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews can Transform the American Synagogue (Jewish Lights, 2000), I share a vignette from a moment at the 1995 General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations (now … [Read more...] about JFNA’s Remarkable Pivot, And Me
By Rachel Brumberg “Teens on Emanu-El’s A-TEEM are role models who are determined, kind and motivating. We are constantly improving the Temple Emanu-El community and ourselves through a positive outlook and a clear set of values. As role models, we share our knowledge and exp … [Read more...] about Emanu-El Teens: Role Models for our Community
By Mark S. Young Last year on October 27, after the deadliest massacre of Jews in the United States, many Jewish professionals felt as if we could only watch in shock and sadness, the pain of our peers hundreds or thousands of miles away. But on October 27 of this year, we … [Read more...] about Just Walk Beside Me
By Lisa Greer When my husband and I became philanthropists, I knew that I wanted to open a donor advised fund. Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing vehicle for charitable giving in the US. According to the 2018 Giving USA report, America is home to … [Read more...] about What a Donor Needs to Know When They Open a Donor Advised Fund
By Yisrael Gadiel According to The Jerusalem Post on November 5, 2019, a fund affiliated with The Jewish Agency (JAFI) has agreed to provide funding to 50 institutions in 24 countries to upgrade their security. Although this process began in 2012 with the establishment of … [Read more...] about Is The Jewish Agency on the Way to Creating a Foundation for the Jewish People?