By Jaynie Schultz In light of the tragic passing of Rabbi Panken z’l, these sentiments are more relevant than ever. My mother died February 24, 2018. As time has passed I have been reflecting on her legacy and my role as her daughter, as a mother to the next generation of community leaders and what I want my legacy to be. Her theme was generosity. Leslie Vile Schultz was generous to the core. She gave time, money, ideas and energy to … [Read more...] about Circle of Love
This post is a part of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s summer blog series “Because of Jewish Camp.” Each week, we will be featuring personal reflections from camp parents, staff, and alumni exemplifying the ways that Jewish camp impacted their lives. Follow along all summer long, and share how Jewish camp impacted your life! Tell us your story in the comments, on Facebook, or tweet @JewishCamp using the hashtag #JewishCamp. ***** Summer is for … [Read more...] about Summer is for Shattering the Glass Ceiling
By Gali Cooks In business school, I learned about the concept of “crucibles of leadership.” These are experiences in a leader’s journey that are “a trial and a test, a point of deep self-reflection that forced them to question who they were and what mattered to them.” A few months ago, I experienced my own crucible of leadership. It wasn’t overly dramatic, as portrayed in the movies (with crescendo-ing music in the background), but it left … [Read more...] about Reflections on Leadership and Unconscious Bias
By Adam Scott Bellos Over the past year there has been a spate of articles discussing how progressive and/or young American Jews, exasperated with the rightward turn of the Israeli government were reconsidering support for the country. In response many Israeli commentators have advised Jewish American donors to give up their exceptionalism and respect Israel’s sovereignty, a demand that reflects wider Israeli opinion. The idea that today’s … [Read more...] about Can Israeli Culture Save Jewish Philanthropy?
By Mariel Schwartz
This week, we read parashat Pinchas and consider who counts - and who doesn’t - in the eyes of God.
God commands, “Take a census of the whole Israelite community from the age of twenty years upward, by their ancestral houses, all Israelites able to bear arms” (Numbers 26:2)
Why does God request these counts of the Israelite community?
“Because they were dear to Him, He counted them often,” the medieval commentator, … [Read more...] about Who Counts?
A Jewish Perspective on Age