By Adam Lehman When I transitioned from more than 20 years as a business builder to joining Hillel International as its Chief Operating Officer, many friends shared their unsolicited warnings to me about the challenges I would encounter: “Everything will move as slow as molasses.”; “Your colleagues will have a 9-to-5 mentality”; and “You’ll be overwhelmed by the bureaucracy of trying to get anything done.” Three years later, I can … [Read more...] about True Confessions of a Business Type Managing in a Nonprofit World
By Aaron Dorfman and Rabbi Ayalon Eliach Two out of every three Americans believe democracy is getting weaker. The other third has apparently not watched the news for the past 10 years. The weakening of democracy should concern all of us irrespective of our political leanings because democracy transcends partisanship. It is the container that allows us to even have debates about how best to govern ourselves, the context that enables us to … [Read more...] about Can Jewish Wisdom Help Save Democracy?
By Jennifer Stone Recently I've been thinking more and more about what it means to be alone. I'm not technically alone. I go to work every day with coworkers, I live in a house with five roommates, my mother and I share dinner over Facetime, and my phone is full of love and friendship in the form of texts. By definition, I am not alone, but I feel alone. Moving across the country from Boston to Santa Barbara to work as a Hillel director … [Read more...] about The Art of Being Alone
Hillel International has launched HillelWell as part of the Hillel U professional development program during the 2018-2019 school year. With initial support through a $1 million gift from Stephen J. Cloobeck, founder of Diamond Resorts International, Inc., HillelWell will provide resources and training to campus professionals to better prepare them to serve the student body (regardless of religious affiliation) on their campuses with … [Read more...] about Hillel International Announces New Initiative to Meet Growing Need for Mental Health Support on Campus
Highlighting September’s Tay-Sachs Awareness Month, JScreen, an at home education and genetic carrier screening program, is encouraging people to get tested for genetic diseases so they can make informed decisions about family planning. JScreen’s expanded screening panel tests for more than 200 diseases, a significant development from a generation ago. JScreen's screening panel includes many diseases common in Jewish communities, and detects … [Read more...] about JScreen Highlights September’s Tay-Sachs Awareness Month as Important Reminder for Genetic Testing