By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz To be Jewish means to seek to learn from everyone. We can learn much about ourselves from observing and respecting other cultures. This is something I have been pondering about for some time: that the Jewish community, writ large, is ignoring a … [Read more...] about The Crucial Need for Jewish and Asian-American Relations
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ELI Talks is proud to announce the next cohort of speakers presenting their talks this fall. This compelling group of 17 artists, teachers, activists, leaders, and healers will be filmed sharing their ideas in front of live studio audiences over the course of three days, November … [Read more...] about Announcing the Fall 2015 ELI Talks Speakers
A Jewish Organization’s First “Diversity Team Meeting:” Come, be a Fly on the Wall By Ilana Kaufman It was now 9:13 am, and we had work to do. This was the first diversity team meeting for Irving’s organization. Around the table sat six executive and senior staff, and seven … [Read more...] about A Jewish Organization’s First “Diversity Team Meeting”
We must honor our staff and board members by treating their time as holy and precious. by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz I recall one workplace culture in which meetings happened for a set amount of time regardless of any need for discussion. I recall the workplace resentment of … [Read more...] about Spending Too Much Time in Meetings?
How will we once again learn to engage Jewish boys in Jewish life without alienating Jewish girls in the process? by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz I am a proud feminist. I have argued adamantly for increasing funding for girls in education around the world, against wage … [Read more...] about From Feminism to Masculinism?