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
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By Robert L. Kern ORT, the largest Jewish educational network in the world, is introducing an innovative new pilot project to bring its acclaimed “YOU-niversity” Centers of Excellence concept to children attending Jewish camps in the United States this summer. ORT will introduce STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) “hands-on” workshops, enabling American campers to learn new concepts through fun and engaging activities. … [Read more...] about ORT Brings STEAM Programs to American Jewish Summer Camps
By Ana Robbins The Nitzan Network is reinventing Jewish after-school learning experiences, providing hundreds of young people with the building blocks to grow and explore the world through a Jewish lense. In Atlanta, Berkeley, Boston, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia, and Toronto - we’re seeing it - the movement to renew Jewish learning after school is growing: now serving over 400 kids and their families annually nationwide. These programs, which … [Read more...] about “It’s Not School, It’s Jewish After School. And it’s Awesome!”
By Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia and Rabbi James Greene One Friday morning while I [James] was making my normal rounds around the JCC preschool, visiting classrooms to celebrate Shabbat, Sonia, the child of an interfaith family came up and welcomed me at the door of her classroom. She brought me over to the table where they had challah, juice, and candles. Together, we led the Shabbat table rituals for her class. Afterward, Sonia and I talked about … [Read more...] about A Centered-Set Approach to Jewish Community
By Elyse Hyman I have worked in the Jewish community for 30 years. Having worked in the federation world, adult education, policy studies and security, I thought I knew just about everything I needed to begin a new career as a synagogue administrator. How much more could there be? I was sure that I could do it part-time. Six years later, I am still learning and working 60+ hour weeks. How is this possible? Work Hard and Smart The … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned as Synagogue Executive Director
The Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation (TOWF) has announced its grantees for their 2018/2019 grant cycle. An independent project of the United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, TOWF is a member-governed nonprofit based in Bethesda, Maryland. Since 2006 they have funded more than 42 organizations in the DC metro area and in Israel, awarding over $1.5 million in grants. TOWF funds Jewish women and girls in the … [Read more...] about Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation Announces 2018/2019 Grantees