By Keith Krivitzky A diverse group of Jewish professionals and thinkers gathered recently for a series of ZOOM roundtables to examine the question: “What would the new normal look like in the Jewish community?” Communities and organizations are just starting to emerge from t … [Read more...] about What the “New Normal” Might Look Like in the Jewish Community
By Andrés Spokoiny and Deena Fuchs The Covid-19 pandemic is producing major upheaval, and we don’t yet know where all the chips are going to fall. We do know, however, that the world will be transformed, and the Jewish community will confront momentous changes. That’s why at … [Read more...] about How Scenario Planning Can Help Us Prepare for a Post-Covid Jewish Community
By Shai Franklin
I recently framed what I think are some fundamental questions we need to address as a community, if American Jewry is to be a community to speak of by the end of this century. I also proposed parameters and mechanisms that might get us started.
That essay … [Read more...] about Just Do It!
A Mechanism to Get Us Started
By Shai Franklin
[Whether or not it “changes everything forever,” the Coronavirus does reveal and aggravate deep, longstanding challenges and contradictions facing the American Jewish community. This op-ed is based on a longer paper detailing these challenges and outlining a me … [Read more...] about Reconsidering Community Now:
Who, What, Where, Why, and How
By Shai Franklin [Am op-ed by the author on the same subject can be found here.] How our community responds to this crisis, and how it returns to normal in the aftermath, will shape what the new “normal” looks like. But we cannot afford to lock in these changes as faits acc … [Read more...] about Beyond Coronavirus, Connecting Our Communal Conversations