By Sarah Waxman No symbol or shape brings people together and signifies unity quite like the circle. And, it’s not a coincidence that despite the changes the world has endured, whether 4,000 years, 80 years or even 8 weeks ago, the ritual of Rosh Chodesh - women coming t … [Read more...] about Creating Sacred Space During Social Distancing
Screen capture: https://www.marva.org.il/ By Dr. Mickey Schindler The new initiative of the Jewish Funders’ Network and its partners in the US and Israel to extend immediate assistance to Israeli nonprofits is most welcome. Israeli nonprofits have been desperate for a … [Read more...] about Protecting Israel’s Most Vulnerable: The Urgency in Sustaining Nonprofits
By Rabbi Sid Schwarz I know that I am not alone in being impressed at how quickly the Jewish community was able to provide program content via the web as much of North America moved to “shelter in place.” As we begin to adjust to our new, surreal lives, more is being written ab … [Read more...] about Synagogue Innovation in the Age of Corona
By Justin Hayet I was raised in Baltimore under the wings of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation and its mission. In 2010, they forever changed my life by picking me to be a Diller Teen Fellow. This transformational program transpired into a deep abiding love for the … [Read more...] about Who Makes Community Happen?
The SRE Omer Project By Elana Wien and Dr. Guila Benchimol Many people have been counting and tracking the days since they’ve been ordered to stay indoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For Jews, this counting coincides with another marking of the days that takes p … [Read more...] about Yes. Safety, Respect and Equity Count in a Pandemic