It's not every day that we have the opportunity to meet individuals involved in new, innovative projects in the Pacific Rim. One such person is Erica Lyons - a New York trained attorney who, along with her family, now makes her home in Hong Kong. This past winter, Erica launched … [Read more...] about Introducing Asian Jewish Life
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from The Australian Jewish News: Controversy or birthright? Australian Birthright program organisers have rejected reports in the international media claiming a recent group visit to Hebron was “unprecedented”. ... Rabbi Yehudah deVries, who is responsible for the Aus … [Read more...] about Birthright Israel and Hebron: The Trip that Keeps on Giving
In the wake of our announcement last week on the closing down of the AJCongress, here are two new articles with insights into the organization's demise. Tamar Snyder, writing in The Jewish Week, tells us this may well become a case study in how not to close up … [Read more...] about AJCongress: A Case Study in How Not to Close-Up Shop
by Natan Roy Every generation brings its own power with it. And the generation of Limmud brings new power of its own. In the third century CE, there was a Limmud gathering in Tiberias which, at its close, led to the codification of the Mishna, under the imprimatur of R. … [Read more...] about The Power of Limmud
As the closing of AJCongress (even if it turns out to be temporary) last week shows us, shrinking budgets have caused many organizations to intensify efforts toward something that has been going on for a while: forming strategic alliances. While alliances can be helpful, Cass … [Read more...] about Eight Ways to Think about Strategic Alliances