By Rabbi Sara Luria In a recent article, Barbara Dobkin coined the phrase “crisis-oriented calculation” when referring to our collective fretting about making more Jewish babies. This kind of fear-based quantitative analysis includes, and extends far beyond, baby-making into the marrow of our Jewish synagogue and organizational culture. I often find myself falling into, and then trying to extricate myself from, the trap of using numbers and … [Read more...] about Kisses Not Stones
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The National Holocaust Centre and Museum launched its Forever Project to MPs at the House of Commons. The Forever Project uses life-sized, 3D interactive technology to enable people to not only to hear and see Holocaust survivors, but to ask them questions and get answers. MPs and guests at the event had the chance to interact with Holocaust survivors through the 3D digital technology. The aim of Forever is to preserve the voice of … [Read more...] about Holocaust Survivors visit Parliament in the form of a 3D Interactive Project
By Rabbi Ben Berger This past summer, a participant in the Wexner Foundation’s Wexner Heritage Program reflected on her recent experience as a congressional candidate: “I was surrounded by people 24/7, but it was actually very lonely.” She shared this poignant comment standing next to her co-presenter, another member of her Wexner cohort also running for political office, but from the opposite political party. “Having him to talk to was one … [Read more...] about Building a Tower of Dignity
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By Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D.
Many Jewish organizations, both innovative and legacy express difficulty recruiting new lay leaders who are outside of their current circles of engagement or those that follow the natural progession of Jewish pathways. Many organizations wish to engage a new crop of lay leaders who have mid to no Jewish background and low to no current engagement, but they lack the resources and … [Read more...] about Want to Exponentially Increase your New Lay Leader Engagement?
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The Kohelet Prize is awarded annually, by the Kohelet Foundation, to educators or teams of educators who demonstrate extraordinary accomplishment in one of the core elements of progressive Jewish education. Five categories receive a $36,000 unrestricted cash prize and one category is awarded $18,000. Since 2017, twelve prizes have been awarded to dedicated, exciting educators from across North America. Click here to view previous winners, … [Read more...] about Kohelet Prize Accepting Entries until November 27, 2018
By Rabbi Dr. Wallace Greene Part 1 In the words of the old Chinese curse, we live in interesting times. Never before in Jewish history have so many people been engaged in Torah study across the globe. Never before in Jewish history have so many Jewish schools operated. Yet at the same time, despite all of this Jewish learning taking place, there are legions of Jews who are abysmally ignorant of their heritage, and myriads of children who … [Read more...] about Jewish Literacy