By Josh Gold When you’re working on a video, one of the most important things you can do is stay focused. (See? It’s even number one on this list.) When you lose sight of your goal, it’s easy to end up wasting resources on extras that aren’t necessary and may even work against you. Before implementing a decision, it helps to ask: “How does this help us reach our objective?” I’ve touched on different elements of this here and there; … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Distractions and Make a Killer Video
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According to The Jewish Week, "In an email sent to coalition leadership last evening ... the Safety, Respect and Equity (SRE) Coalition confirmed that the group had accepted the Genesis Prize Foundation’s resignation... The Jewish Week has learned that the SRE Coalition was initially selected as a grant recipient of the Genesis Prize Foundation Women’s Empowerment grant, but will not be “receiving any grant from them,” according to Saratovsky, … [Read more...] about Standing By Kraft, Genesis Prize Foundation Resigns From #MeToo Coalition
By Abby Saloma and Sharon Price At the beginning of every Rockwood Leadership Institute program, each participant is given a simple task: stand in front of the group, speak for two minutes and, at the end, calmly and confidently accept the resulting applause without looking away, squirming or deflecting with humor. The participants soon find out that this “vision stand” exercise isn’t quite as simple as it sounds. Years of observation and … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Leadership Development Program
By Rabbi Jeffrey Myers After surviving the worst massacre in the history of the Jewish community in the United States, I and many have pondered if we should celebrate Purim this year. That is not to say that we would ignore the three mitzvot associated with Purim and enumerated in Megillat Esther: hearing Megillat Esther read publicly; Mishloach Manot (the exchange of gifts); Matanot La-evyonim (taking care of the neediest). All three mitzvot … [Read more...] about Should we Celebrate Purim?
By Doron Kenter The Babylonian Talmud, in Tractate Shabbat (31a), recounts the famous story of the man who came to the Sage Hillel, asking to be converted on the condition that he could be taught the entirety of the Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel’s (perhaps somewhat passive aggressive) response began with “That which is hateful to you do not do to another; that is the entire Torah, and the rest is its interpretation.” Importantly, … [Read more...] about Go and Learn: Talmudic Guidance for Site Visits and Philanthropic Partnerships
By Rabbi David Minkus and Rabbi Ari Moffic We have noticed that many Jewish adults who are trying to describe their Jewishness go to a negative place first. They see themselves as the proverbial “bad Jew” as opposed to being proud and confident about their Jewish identity and expression. The reasons for this are varied but are often based on the premise that we aren’t doing enough. We don’t observe the commandments, we don’t belong to … [Read more...] about We are Open to the Community