By Jayne K. Guberman and Jennifer Sartori About ten years ago, it became increasingly clear to us - both Jewish adoptive mothers, Jayne to a daughter adopted in a domestic, same-race adoption, then in her late teens, and Jenny to a then-toddler adopted from China - that Jewish … [Read more...] about 12 Things Jewish Adoptees and Their Families Wish Their Communities Knew
By Benjamin Laniado As an international humanitarian agency, our goal is clear: to provide help to those affected by natural disasters in the fastest and most efficient manner. To do so, we need volunteers willing to sacrifice their time - and, sometimes, their lives - to … [Read more...] about Want to Form Resilient Citizens? Start Young.
3 tips from Comedians to Congregations, about how to Shrink and Improve Gathering Spaces By Andrew Davies As a Jewish comedian and performer with my group The Bible Players, I’ve visited over 400 synagogues, summer camps, JCCs, and Jewish Institutions over the last 8 years. … [Read more...] about Space is no Laughing Matter
By Rabbi Steven Sager Matters of loss - illness, infirmity, frailty, death, grief, recovery - are among the ubiquitous moments in a rabbi’s pastoral work. Loss often takes rabbis by surprise, posing unique challenges: realigning priorities despite the imminent arrival of S … [Read more...] about Rabbis And Matters Of Loss
By Lee M. Hendler and David Raphael
It was a year ago, almost to the day, that a nationally recognized Jewish educator turned to us at the Covenant Award Dinner and, referencing the remarkable interest in the Jewish Grandparents Network said; “You’ve got a tiger by the tail.” … [Read more...] about Findings Available:
National Study of Jewish Grandparents