“Just my ancestors planted for their children, so I must plant for my offspring”T.B., Taanit 23a By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. It is no accident that the leaders of many of our religious, communal and policy-making bodies trace their commitment to their respective youth mov … [Read more...] about BBYO as a Case Study in Jewish Teen Engagement
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By Seth Cohen Over the years, when speaking with leaders of community organizations, I am often asked to recommend reading resources that help make sense of our contemporary Jewish communal challenges. When I start rattling off a (probably too) lengthy list of books, blogs, … [Read more...] about Beyond Talk: Reckoning With What the Safety Respect Equity Report Demands of Us
By Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson The call for action as a response to an article, one about men assuming leadership written by men who interviewed men was important and necessary, as disappointing as it is that such articles by and about men named to top positions are still … [Read more...] about The Women Seen and Heard!
By An Unnamed Community Professional I work in the Detroit Jewish Community. I left a high-paying corporate job more than five years ago to shift my career into something more meaningful. While culture shocked at first, I was quickly embraced and lauded by peers for making the … [Read more...] about Do We Suffer from Micro-Inequities?
By Barbara Sheklin Davis Amos Oz and his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger, in their book Jewsandwords, write that “We Jews are notoriously unable to agree about anything that begins with the words ‘we Jews.’” These words resonate in the 21st century, an epoch rife with div … [Read more...] about A Whole Nation Whose Minds are Unlike Each Other