By Nati Passow In nature, “pioneer species” thrive in recently disturbed environments, like the dandelions that rapidly set up in disturbed vacant land in the city. They take root when others can’t, able to navigate the less-than-hospitable environment. The irony of pione … [Read more...] about Sunsetting with Grace by Seeding the Field: What we’ve Learned from 14 years at Jewish Farm School
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
By Paul Bernstein The recent piece “What Do Day Schools Do” is a welcome call to action for data-based decision-making. Day schools, like most institutions in the social sector, are mission-driven organizations, and are actively engaged in assessment to inform and improve the w … [Read more...] about Assessment-driven Growth in Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivas
By Ilyse Muser Shainbrown The day of January 27, 2020 is quickly approaching and it’s significance is grand as it marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz. This day will be marked around that world at ceremonies i … [Read more...] about The Need to Educate, Speak and Ensure that Holocaust Remembrance is Always Done
Rabbi Andy Kastner
is not visible, and yet its existence is immediately apparent.” -Max Picard, The World of Silence
At a recent committee meeting, the topic of pregnancy came up. It was shared that a community member was expecting another child. A few men in … [Read more...] about The Silence Between Us
What We’re Missing in the #MeToo/#GamAni Movement
By Dov Ben-Shimon I went to my first Jewish Federations’ General Assembly (GA) 22 years ago. I loved it. I loved the power of communal infrastructure and Jewish organizational life, what it stood for. What it can achieve - what we can achieve together. And since then I … [Read more...] about Let’s Meet Up. Literally.