By Michael Even-Esh and Sheryl Fox Adler There’s a beautiful flower that blooms in Israel every winter and spring, and produces a bean that is edible. It’s called the Lupine, and in Hebrew it is known as “Turmus.” If the Hebrew term reminds you of hot water, it’s not a coincide … [Read more...] about Learning the Lupine Lesson
By Evan Mazin and Yudit Timbo The benefits of a strong alumni network are indisputable. Engaged alumni are more likely to donate to their alma mater, act as ambassadors on behalf of your organization, sit on your board, and mentor your staff and community. Their potential is … [Read more...] about Camp Memories: Engaging Jewish Alumni Through Grassroots Marketing
By Moshe Hecht You know that scene when Steve Ballmer is sweating like a Jew on a diet in Tishrei. (That’s me by the way. Every. Single. Year.) And he goes into a frantic rant, “Developers, developers, developers!” Here’s the link if you haven't seen it. It’s not something you … [Read more...] about Alumni, Alumni, Alumni!
By Rabbi Jay Henry Moses With Pesach behind us, we may be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief. Our great liberation story, yetziat mitzrayim, feels like an accomplishment worth celebrating and relishing - and celebrate we do, retelling the story of our escape from Egypt and … [Read more...] about From Yetziah to the Summit: Leveraging our Most Precious Jewish Leadership Resource
Building More Expansive Alumni Networks By Cheryl Cook and Rachel Glicksman Networks should be helpful and supportive to the people in them. But what happens when they keep others out? Avodah recently conducted a comprehensive survey of our 1,000-strong alumni network. We … [Read more...] about Exploring the Future of Alumni: Part 3