An ambitious new initiative will lower the cost of teen travel to Israel, aiming to help tens of thousands travel there each summer with expertly trained trip leaders, educators, and Israeli teens creating a transformational and meaningful experience. Led by The Jewish Education … [Read more...] about With $20m. Seed Grant, New Initiative Looks to Boost Teen Israel Travel
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By Becky Adelberg, Rachel Cort, Judy Levey, and Dara Weinerman Steinberg You know that “pivot” may be an overused term when your friend, an elementary school teacher, starts asking when this became a “thing.” And 6+ months into this pandemic we’re all feeling some degree of fat … [Read more...] about Pivots: Positive and Candid Stories from the Field
By Live the Pledge If you live in certain parts of the internet, you may be familiar with the following cycle: An individual posts a photo/link/screenshot to a manel - an event with an all male lineup of speakers or teachers.Their community responds with outrage and … [Read more...] about Live the Pledge: Lifting Up A Diverse Range of Voices Throughout the Chagim
By Rabbi Joshua Lesser The Covid-19 pandemic has created real fears for the Jewish community. And for so many of us, this is about our survival - as institutions, as communities, as a people. Yes, it is precisely when our survival is at stake and our mettle is tested that … [Read more...] about Dreaming Up High Holy Days
By Matt Baram “There’s a dead cat in our Hillel building. Mom, what do I do?” “Matt, you’re going to have to get it out of there.” Yep, pretty much from the start, my first year as an Executive Director was determined to test my skills, my will, and my sanity. For most pe … [Read more...] about Mom, What Do I Do?