More than 120 participants from across all sectors and movements of the Jewish communal world gathered in New York last week for the second annual Summit of the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition. The Coalition, which represents more than 100 diversse Jewish organizations, funders, … [Read more...] about SafetyRespectEquity Coalition Awards Over $1.2 Million to Jewish Communal Organizations
The American Jewish Scene
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
As citizens Jews have a profound interest in and connection with the welfare of this society. More directly, Jewish policy makers will need to pay attention to the emerging data that is now coming online as demographic trends and social and political … [Read more...] about Reflections on the American Future
What are the Implications for America’s Jews?
By Rabbi Aaron Potek A major challenge for non-denominational / pluralistic Jewish organizations is creating an educational vision that is both open and substantive. A good vision is narrow enough to have focus yet broad enough to contain diversity. It must strike the balance … [Read more...] about The Ram Scale: Compelling Approaches to Judaism For Millennials – And All of Us
By Aimee Close and Bob Leventhal Since launching our first cohort of Sulam for Strategic Planners (SSP) in 2013 with ten congregations, we have facilitated a year-long planning process with 52 congregations of various sizes, in 17 states and one Canadian province. In other words, … [Read more...] about Conversations that Matter: Five Years of Congregational Strategic Planning at USCJ
By Rabbi Rachel Isaacs In my final year of rabbinical school, a leader from the Conservative movement shared an alarming assessment, “The future of the American Jewish community is in 12 major cities, and we need to find a way to let the rest go.” As an emerging American Jewish … [Read more...] about Small Town Jewish Life Takes Center Stage