By Joy Brand-Richardson Of the last 14 open executive director positions at Jewish Community Centers, nine were filled by current JCC staff, either an assistant executive director moving up in his or her own organization, or by one moving from another JCC, or an executive in a … [Read more...] about Groomed for Success: Focusing on Talent in the JCC Field
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Teen conferences offer chance for youth, adult thought leaders to collaborate on engagement for a Jewish future By Maayan Jaffe An unprecedented explosion of now that could have tremendous impact on the Jewish future will be erupting between Feb. 12 and 16 in Atlanta, … [Read more...] about The Unprecedented Explosion of Now
The final list of participants in the 2013 iteration of the ROI Summit was released recently. The ROI summit is an annual gathering that brings together a select group of 150 young Jews from across the world for an almost all expenses paid, intense, 4-day experience that involves … [Read more...] about ROI 2013: Who Are You?
We sometimes pay lip service to failure but our actual tolerance for risk and failure in the Jewish community is limited. We don’t support those that fail, we don’t circulate the learnings that stem from failure, and we don’t reward risk-taking. by Andrés Spokoiny The state … [Read more...] about Engineered Serendipity: Creating Space for Innovation and Risk-Taking
by Charlene Seidle Rabbi Tarfon and some elders were reclining in an upper chamber in the house of Nitza in Lod when this question came up: Which is greater, study or action? Rabbi Tarfon spoke up and said: Action is greater. Rabbi Akiva spoke up and said: Study is greater. The … [Read more...] about Inverting the Canopy: A Funder Reaches Out for Help