The story behind our new model of synagogue giving for young adults By Rabbi Evan Schultz When the daughter of one of our past synagogue presidents recently moved into town with her new husband, I did what any good rabbi would do: I called them to welcome them to the area, … [Read more...] about The Next Generation of Jews Doesn’t Want Cheaper Dues, they Want to have Impact
The American Jewish Scene
By Marylin E. Kingston, Ph.D.
and Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.
In attending community gatherings, including such activities as lectures, rallies, films, fund raising events and community dinners, we seem to see the “same folks” everywhere. Why is that the case?
This assertion … [Read more...] about The Same Jewish Crowd!
Who’s Showing Up and Why
By Arielle Braude
I recently met Yosef, a student who gave up a spot at Yale University to enroll at a City University of New York (CUNY) commuter school. After spending the last several weeks reading in the news cycle about wealthy parents who engage in alleged criminal … [Read more...] about Torah for the Working Class:
Hearing the Unique Voice and Needs of Every Jewish College Student
By Rebecca Powell In an April 5 article published on eJewishPhilanthropy, Joshua Ladon notes a real challenge to the Jewish education community: while American Jews move out of the synagogue and into Moishe House, while Havruta learning seeps outside school walls and into … [Read more...] about What Ground Up Jewish Education Looks Like
The Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (Brandeis) has just released, Innovating JCCs.
The mid-20th century Jewish community center was built on the model of a brick-and-mortar, full-service, membership-based community center. This model is … [Read more...] about Just Released: