By Michelle Shapiro Abraham, MAJE, RJE "It helps me feel more a part of the community to be in charge. I’m not just going to Shabbat services and not knowing what to do, who to talk to, where to sit... If I’m leading the service, then I don’t need to worry about any of that. I … [Read more...] about 6 Practices That Empower Teen Leaders
By Yael Raz When a watershed moment on terrorism arrives, it is unmistakable. For Americans, it was the 9/11 attacks. For Jews in the U.S. and worldwide, it was this past year’s synagogue attacks in Pittsburgh, Poway, and Halle. In Israel, the watershed moment came two d … [Read more...] about A Model of Cooperation and Impactful Philanthropy in Times of Emergency
By Richard Wexler [Editor's note: It began with Richard Wexler's post, The Jewish Agency and All of Us. Michael Siegal, The Jewish Agency's Board Chair responded in At 90 years, The Jewish Agency for Israel is as Relevant Today as it’s Ever Been. And today, Wexler responds to t … [Read more...] about Apparently … All My Fault
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?