As a Jewish community volunteer and part-time critic, I often vacillate between hopefulness and concern. From the volunteer perspective, I experience moments of enrichment that sustain my belief that Jewish differences can be made and the promise of the Jewish people can be kept. … [Read more...] about Response to Dr. Sarna: We have a mission; communal life must be about meaning
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from Reform Judaism online: The financial crisis and demographic shifts are reshaping the Jewish community in ways we could hardly have imagined a generation ago. Historian and Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna sheds light on what history can teach us about Jewish … [Read more...] about Jewish Revival in Uncertain Times
by Julia Levy What is worth more to you $1,000 or two hours of your time? As a development professional, ultimately, I am responsible for ensuring that my organization achieves its fundraising goal. However, the process for reaching it is not always a linear path, … [Read more...] about Beyond the Dollar Sign
Forty Presenters; Eighty Workshops; Seven Hours With the Russian-Jewish community making up 25% of New York's Jewish community, the time has come to make serious efforts to weave the young adult demographic of this community into the fabric of American Jewish life. To … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Comes to America; and WestHampton Will Never Be the Same Again!
by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin The EHL Consulting Group has welcomed a college intern every summer for the last few years. This year we have been very fortunate to have Rebecca Genter, a marketing major about to enter her senior year at Pennsylvania State University. … [Read more...] about A College Student Speaks Out About Philanthropy