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?
The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program has announced that Professor Shirley Idelson has been appointed the director of Hornstein, effective July 1, 2020. Prof. Idelson brings to Hornstein deep experience working at the intersection of higher education, Jewish life, … [Read more...] about Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program announces New Director
Dr. Ziva R. Hassenfeld has been named as Brandeis University's next Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel chair in Jewish education, with the rank of assistant professor. She will begin in July, following the transition of Professor Sharon Feiman-Nemser to emerita status at … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education;
Foundation for Jewish Camp;