By Austin Reid The first time I ever made a shiva call, I was nervous. As someone who had only joined the Jewish people four years prior in May of 2015, and whose immediate family included no Jews, there were many Jewish traditions with which I had no personal experience. … [Read more...] about Converts Make Great Jewish Leaders, So Let’s Treat Them That Way
By Becca Sturm Growing up in a Reform community in Flagstaff, Arizona, worship services were my release from everything difficult and challenging. In synagogue, no one told me my GPA was too low, my cross-country times too slow. Judaism was my private conversation with G-d, … [Read more...] about Planning a Program or Event? Try Putting an Introvert in Charge
Navigating the surprising benefits and challenges of receiving your first major gift By Donna Schwartz Five years ago, I was approached by a major donor about expanding our services at the University of Delaware’s Kristol Center for Jewish Life. The $1 million gift came w … [Read more...] about You Got Your First $1,000,000 Donation – Now What?
Queens College Hillel program offers career, cultural connections for Mizrahi students By Shana Medel [Third of a four-part series on the most unusual clubs at Hillel] Jacob Bonheur was stunned. The 22-year-old had just discovered he was Mizrahi, a term used to … [Read more...] about The Business of Identity
By Andrew J. Cohen The attacker knew the target’s occupancy patterns precisely. He knew when the building was staffed and when it was empty. He knew when the students crowded in for Shabbat, and when staff arrived and departed each day. He knew all this because the building’s s … [Read more...] about 5 Critical Cybersecurity Steps for Jewish Organizations