by Jay Ruderman I’ve traveled from my home in Israel to L.A. this week to attend the North American Jewish Day School Conference, the foremost gathering for day school professionals across the many modes and denominations of Judaism. It was well worth the trouble. Sponsored … [Read more...] about We are at an Important Moment in Special Needs Advocacy
Special Report from the World Economic Forum by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz It has been hard not to notice that speaker after speaker here in Davos are men. Where are the women in these conversations? This year, for the first time, the World Economic Forum introduced a gender … [Read more...] about Where are the Women in the Global Future Discourse?
by Nir Sarig As long as the value of tikkun olam does not make aliyah, we cannot view it as a central feature of Jewish Peoplehood. I belong to the group within the Jewish People that is interested in it happening. We are not yet there. The use of the term tikkun olam is … [Read more...] about “Aniyei Ircha Kodmim”- Where Does it End? The Israeli Case
by Rabbi Eliav Bock Last year, while recruiting our first cohort of campers to the county’s only Kosher outdoor adventure camp, Ramah Outdoor Adventure, someone forwarded me a funny video titled Jews Don’t Camp (see above). While clearly intended as some light humor, there is … [Read more...] about Jews Do Camp
by Jack Wertheimer At a time when Jewish communal institutions are failing to attend to the needs of Jews at home and abroad, the hot trend in Jewish philanthropic and organizational circles, incredibly, is to channel ever more of their resources to nonsectarian causes. … [Read more...] about Giving Priority to the Jewish People