By Michael Lawrence In my years working in the nonprofit field I have been privileged to spend time with some remarkable philanthropic organizations and families who have been pioneers and leaders in global charitable giving. These are people thinking about how perhaps we (or … [Read more...] about Charity: the Greatest Test of All
By Roberta S. Clark It depends, I guess, on whom you ask. So very often I hear professionals and volunteer leaders use the word in both positive and negative ways: “He/She’s confident it can get done and has my full support” or, the dreaded, “He/She’s over-confident and this is … [Read more...] about Confidence: A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?
By Lauren Sterling, English teacher, Hillel Day School;Erika London Bocknek, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University;Jen Lader, Rabbi, Temple Israel of West Bloomfield, MI; and Lisa Klein, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Child Health Associates, … [Read more...] about Building Community While Six Feet Apart
By Ruth Schapira Clearly, we are not paying attention or taking advantage of obvious opportunities. One would think that the pandemic would have caused us to do some deep thinking about our communal future as Jews. No matter what theological differences there are among … [Read more...] about Are We in Danger of the Disappearance of Klal Yisrael?
By Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg I decided to go to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to learn more about trauma. I went to learn about my people, where we came from and what happened to us that impacted who and how we are. I became a rabbi so that I could potentially have … [Read more...] about Trauma, Healing & Resilience for Rabbis, Jewish Educators and Organizers