By Stephen P. Seiden and Gary Jacobs The architecture of Jewish life here in North America counts among its many attributes, countless organizations and institutions established to support the needs of individuals and communities in every corner of the continent. These organizations and institutions provide us with spiritual homes, cultural outlets and a vast array of educational frameworks. They reflect our values, our determination to do … [Read more...] about Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh – All Jews are Responsible for One Another
By David Samson Israel has over 42,000 nonprofit organizations. Proportionally to the size of its population, it’s one of the largest not-for-profit sectors in the world. Collectively, nonprofits produce 5.8% of Israel’s GDP and employ over 477,000 people, 13.7% of the Israeli workforce. If it worked as a collective, the social sector in Israel has the potential to wield tremendous power on decision makers, on legislation, and on matters … [Read more...] about Paying the Price: Who Really Represents the Israeli Nonprofit Sector?
By Anne Lanski The iCenter for Israel Education, in partnership with the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development, is proud to launch a new Graduate Certificate in Israel Education. In this first-of-its kind Certificate program, cohorts of professionals will engage in serious Israel studies and integrate their learning explicitly with best practices in experiential education. What is the impetus for … [Read more...] about The New Crossroads: The Nexus of Israel Studies and Israel Experiential Education
New initiative provides staff and resources to boost Israel education in K-12 day schools By Dr. Tal Grinfas-David In a time when history is being rewritten by vocal interest-driven groups, the imperative “VeShinantam LeVanecha” (You shall teach your children diligently) has become more pressing than ever. Not only do our students encounter the typical online disinformation and the various narratives of the Arab-Israel conflict, but also the … [Read more...] about Israel Education Revitalizes Schools Across North America
By Rabbi Marc Israel This past Shabbat, I traveled with families from the Lower Merion Area Hebrew High (LMAHH) to Washington, D.C., to take part in the March for Our Lives. I have participated in many marches, including the Soviet Jewry March (1989), the Million Mom March (2000), rallies against the Iran nuclear deal, etc., but I had never participated in a march on Shabbat. However, the urgency of this moment made a compelling case. So, we … [Read more...] about Why Was This Shabbat (and March) Different From All Others?