By Jori Mendel Creativity is the process of using imagination and critical thinking to generate a new idea of value. And ironically, similarly to innovation it is often the most misunderstood muscle at most organizations, for-profit and nonprofit alike. Innovation is the … [Read more...] about Creativity: The Secret Sauce to Rebuilding Our Jewish Community for Resiliency
By Justin Hayet I was raised in Baltimore under the wings of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation and its mission. In 2010, they forever changed my life by picking me to be a Diller Teen Fellow. This transformational program transpired into a deep abiding love for the … [Read more...] about Who Makes Community Happen?
By Nina Price In the Jerusalem Talmud (Berakhot 65:1), Rabbi Yehudah bar Yechezkel recounts that his father would bless each drop of rain with the words of the Mourner’s Kaddish because God kept the drops apart and prevented them from unifying. If Kaddish can be said for each d … [Read more...] about Saying Kaddish for Jewish Education in Indy
By Mark Wilf
We ended last week with the news that $350 billion in small business loans offered through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act had been exhausted. The announcement of the availability of these funds, just two weeks before, was welcomed … [Read more...] about Yom HaShoah:
A Day to Remember, A Day to Make a Difference
To connect the global Jewish community for its first Passover in the age of social distancing, JDC is deploying special online and digital holiday tools to strengthen community and help Jews in isolation reach their families, friends, and wider Jewish world. These offerings … [Read more...] about JDC Deploying Digital Passover Resources to Connect Global Jewish Community