Exploring the Future of Alumni: Part 1 Organizations across the Jewish community and beyond invest significant dollars in programs - whether training educators, inspiring social justice activists, empowering young adults to create their own Jewish life, or advancing a myriad … [Read more...] about Exploring the Future of Alumni: Part 1
By Ben Ravid When it comes to supporting Israel, there are issues that are more important than politics. This was as evident as ever to me during a fascinating session at the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference. In the session, Members … [Read more...] about Separating Support for Israel from Politics
By Gary Wexler Several of my close friends’ children who are in their late 20s and early 30s - graduates of day schools; alums of Jewish camps, Israel trips and junior years abroad at Tel Aviv and Hebrew Universities; former Birthright trip leaders; recipients of every … [Read more...] about Can We Separate the Soul of Israel From Its Politics?
By David M. Mallach Last week, Rabbi Yisroel Avraham Portugal passed away at the age of 95. The Skulener Hassidim, whose rebbe he was, is composed of at most a few hundred families but over 25,000 people attended his funeral in Borough Park. To appreciate the significance of … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Rabbi Yisroel Avraham Portugal
By Rabbi Evan J. Krame Some leaders of American Jewish Organizations have been in power for 20, 30 even 40 years. Is that good for the Jews? I don’t think so. I believe that there is a moral imperative to effectuate orderly and regular leadership transitions in the Jewish … [Read more...] about A Needed Change in Jewish Leadership