It's mid-summer and the Jewish federations' world is once again on a social media kick. The Jewish Community Heroes campaign is about to launch year 3. And, in Philadelphia, the Jewish Federation - building on the measurable outcomes of last summer's #ISH initiative from JFNA - … [Read more...] about Philly Gets ISHed; Oy!
[eJP note: This is in response to a previous article by David Abitbol, which can be found here.] by Aaron Bisman While we appreciate David's curiosity about our comings and goings, and his interest in 3rd party metrics and 990s, this article is factually unsubstantiated and … [Read more...] about Rumor Mongering
From the reactions to the closing of JDub Records, you might imagine that it was the only music company serving younger Jews. One of the exceptions was the astute, must-read commentary by Jo Ellen Green Kaiser on the Zeek page of The Forward, which acknowledges “'underground' r … [Read more...] about The Day the Music Died?
“First they came for the communists, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Th … [Read more...] about Never Again: A Teen Takes Action to Honor These Words
by Paul Golin For decades now, panicked voices in the Jewish community have responded to the high rates of intermarriage by asking the provocative question, “Will your grandchildren be Jewish?” While in recent years we at JOI are gratified to see the community move away from fe … [Read more...] about Will Bob Marley’s Grandchildren Be Jewish?