By Rabbi Daniel Brenner Should a 17-year-old camp counselor be sent home for chasing down, bear-hugging, and tickling one of his friends? The two counselors in this case, both male-identified, had grown up going to the camp, and they argued that they were just playing a … [Read more...] about When is Informal Education TOO Informal?
By Yoni Heilman “If you build it, they will come.” That’s what a friend told me five years ago, when I became the CEO of a fledgling nonprofit with no staff, no fundraising experience, and 1000 students looking to me to sustain the rapid growth of their project. Keep my focus o … [Read more...] about If You Build It – Will They Come?
By Rabbi Adam Chalom We are told that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed because of sinat chinam, baseless hatred of Jew versus Jew. Of course, this declaration in no way ended Jewish argument! The Talmud itself sanctifies disagreements “for the sake of heaven,” though that too … [Read more...] about Rabbinic Pluralism
By Michael Siegal Earlier this week, The Jewish Agency for Israel received stinging criticism in an article written by a Jewish philanthropist and Chicago native, and picked up by eJewish Philanthropy. There are a number of inaccuracies and assumptions that were made in that … [Read more...] about At 90 years, The Jewish Agency for Israel is as Relevant Today as it’s Ever Been
By Aaron Katler and Eli Malinsky Robyn Brenner was looking for a new way to grow the impact of her role at a local Federation. She was managing a program for parents with young children but struggling to deepen participant engagement. So Robyn joined a program for Jewish … [Read more...] about How to Scale Institutional Change in the Next Decade and Beyond