By Shira Loewenstein and Shira Horowitz As coaches who support teacher leaders in the Teacher Leader Fellowship program at Brandeis University we like the rest of the world, have had to think of new ways to support these teacher leaders through the sudden closure of schools, … [Read more...] about What Will School Look Like this Fall? How to Support Your Teacher Community
By Daniel Heinrich “The essence of Judaism [...] is the passion to overcome separatism: the severance of human from God, of human from human, of human from nature. It is the passion to perfect the world through humanity's awareness of its links to all else in existence.” (Be … [Read more...] about A Student’s Reflections: Inspirations out of Detroit
By Fern Chertok and Rachel Minkin A recent JTA story noted the substantial loss to the Israeli economy as a direct result of the cancellation of heritage trips, including Birthright Israel. The losses, however, go well beyond these financial repercussions and for some Jewish … [Read more...] about For Young Adults with Disabilities the Loss of Specialized Birthright Trips is Particularly Poignant
By Leonard Saxe and Janet Krasner Aronson As we watch the carnage wrought by COVID-19, mourn losses, and witness lives and livelihoods disrupted, it may seem difficult to take stock and look forward. Those with leadership responsibility for the Jewish community face … [Read more...] about Understanding the Present to Plan the Jewish Future
By Amy L. Sales and Nicole Samuel Our research report, Advancing Jewish Retreating, was published in January 2020 and intended to spark conversation on Jewish retreats and their promise for the future. Our plan was to hold conversations at conferences, in eJewish Philanthropy, … [Read more...] about Jewish Retreating in the Age of COVID-19: Paradox or Possibility?