Perhaps, perhaps not. But one thing is certain: in their relations with both the American Jewish community and the growing and influential world of Anglo Olim, JAFI is in serious need of a spin-doctor. I remember well two plus years ago, when Zeev Bielski, the popular and … [Read more...] about The Jewish Agency, An Organization In Crisis?
The Charles Bronfman Visiting Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation at Brandeis: it's been the talk of the Jewish world since it was announced in October. The JTA wrote about it and most Jewish papers around the world picked up the story. It has been the subject of countless blog … [Read more...] about The Next Big Idea
Young Adam Silverman, whose family are members of Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan, hit the big time at his Bar Mitzvah. At least he must have, for Adam was able to make a gift from his Bar Mitzvah stash of over $40,000 to JAFI's athletics and tennis activities for Ethiopian … [Read more...] about Go Adam!
About seven years ago, through an initiative funded by Star Synaplex, I was introduced one Shabbat to an incredible musical ensemble who identified themselves as Shabbat Unplugged. Populated by a group of RRC students and educators, their mantra is to Experience Shabbat Like … [Read more...] about Internet Kavanah
As we prepare to usher in 2008, just a few "tidbits from Dan" to keep in mind while we set the stage to execute our organizations', and our own, plans for the year. Mark your calendar for the end of December '08 and come back and check these four little sentences out and see how … [Read more...] about Focus On What You’re Good At