By Betsy Stone, Ph.D. Many years ago, I volunteered for an organization I hoped someday to lead. I saw it as an opportunity to create lasting change, to bring the organization into a kinder future. I thought I had the skills to achieve this goal. So it came as a painful shock … [Read more...] about Do We Really Need More Leaders?
By Molly Tolsky Back when we launched Alma - a website for Jewish millennial women from 70 Faces Media - nearly two years ago, we knew there were certain topics we’d definitely cover, like dating and Jewish identity and Broad City (sometimes all three at once). And then there w … [Read more...] about How to Actually Talk to Young Jews About Israel
By Seth Cohen Recently I participated in a large gathering of stakeholders of one of the largest and oldest Jewish nonprofits in the world. The convening included a mix of individuals with varying levels of personal and professional connections with the organization and it’s m … [Read more...] about Yes, It’s Personal: Embracing the Emotion of Organizational Change
By Mollie Breger I recently had a troubling conversation with a colleague. I selected a photo of a young interracial family for the cover of a fundraising brochure. She came to me, a bit sheepishly, worried that our Jewish Federation donors - who are overwhelmingly older … [Read more...] about Embracing our Diverse Jewish Community
A lost tribe, a brand of beer, the history and future of Jewish resilience, and how Shavuot explains it all. By Andrés Spokoiny The Quilmes, a nation indigenous to Northern Argentina, built an advanced civilization with a unique religious and cultural character. The ruins of a … [Read more...] about How Not to Become a Beer (Shavuot 5779)