By Rella Kaplowitz, Stacie Cherner, and Lisa Narodick Colton As the ongoing pandemic requires us to protect one another by staying apart, organizations across the Jewish sector are unlocking the secret to engaging meaningfully with young Jews in digital spaces. How? By … [Read more...] about Emotion Before Content: Evidence Based Recommendations for Designing Virtual Jewish Engagement
By Rabbi Jen Gubitz “So, what’s the plan for next year?” they asked. When we gathered over Zoom for a Shabbat dinner to celebrate the past year of the Riverway Project’s Leadership Team (RLT), it was early June. And although we were more settled into the pandemic’s disruption o … [Read more...] about When 2020 Vision is Blurred: a Young Adult Peer Leadership Model for Uncertain Times
By Rabbi Yael Buechler While my generation of millennials has been notoriously institutionally-weary, there is good news on the horizon. As we begin to raise our own families, we are more likely to be open to the idea of connecting with traditional institutions. As a … [Read more...] about Tips for Virtually Engaging Millennial Families with your Institution
By Jonathan Kamel Seasoned Israel educator Robbie Gringas was spot-on in his recent op-ed, “The Greatest Challenge to Israel Education is Just Around the Corner,” writing here in eJewish Philanthropy about both the potential impacts annexation will have on Israel’s future and t … [Read more...] about Today’s Make-or-Break Moment Around Israel for Jewish Institutions and Millennials
By Rachel Gildiner
There’s so much we can’t do right now.
That’s one way of looking at things. We’re canceling conferences and flights. We’re postponing weddings. We aren’t even grocery shop the way we used to.
We’re doing so much right now.
We’re caring for ourselves … [Read more...] about Relational Engagement During a Pandemic:
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