By Hila Oren, PhD Urban and commercial planning, office market, transportation and many other areas in the last decade revolve around the principle of cooperatives. Shared workspaces, shared scooters and bikes, and shared vehicles have long been a familiar thing. But, Covid19 … [Read more...] about Covid19 and the Collaborative Decade of Public Space – From Urban Planning to Social Planning
COVID 19 and the Jewish community
By David Phillips Mrs. Gump was right. Life is like a box of chocolates and right now for many in the not-for-profit sector the options on the top layer appear to vary between scared and exhausted. However, below that first layer may be a selection that speaks to opportunity … [Read more...] about Mergers, Acquisitions and Talking Tachlis!
By Richard A. Klein Covid-19 has brought incalculable challenges and disappointments. Many have been forced to adapt to the changing times, frequently losing important resources, opportunities or even loved ones. Uncertain times spill over onto our children and … [Read more...] about Pandemic Blessing
By Rabbi Jeffrey Schein Jonathan Rosen in The Talmud and the Internet (2000) explored the meandering, highly associational nature of Talmudic thought. A word or phrase in one context is connected with lightning-like speed with the same word or phrase in a different … [Read more...] about Pandemic, Pods, and Havurot
By Michael Safra, Hal Ossman, Steve Rothenberg A few weeks into this pandemic, a basic fact of reopening became clear. The decision to close our synagogues would be considerably easier than the decision to reopen. It didn’t help that the discussions on the national, state, a … [Read more...] about What Does “Reopening” Even Mean? Our Experience Reopening the Sanctuary Doors