By Yana Tolmacheva Recently I’ve been reflecting on my experience leading the 7th Annual Moishe House Russian Speaking Jews (RSJ) Training Conference, held in Chisinau, Moldova this September. Well-timed with Rosh Hashanah, the three days spent learning together with 45 young l … [Read more...] about For Russian-Speaking Jews, Creating a Place to Call Home
By Joel Abramson
With the high holidays behind us, I can finally share my biggest secret. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and even Sukkot give me incredible anxiety! Passover does too, but not likely for the reason you think. It’s not because I’m worried about knowing all the tra … [Read more...] about You want Young People to Join Your Synagogue?
There’s a REALLY Obvious and Easy Solution…
By Dustin Stern The day after I returned from Camp OSRUI (Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute), I had this strong feeling in my chest that I had never felt before. It felt incredible, it felt empowering. It was as if there was an energy within me that was trying to be released. I … [Read more...] about My Trybal Experience
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. There is something compelling and extraordinarily impressive about Millennials. I had occasion this past week to work with a number of these 25-40 year olds. The range of their experiences, interests, and even accomplishments is significant, but … [Read more...] about Encountering Global Jewish Millennials: Nahum Goldmann Fellowship
By Elana Alfred [Editor's note: While this post is geared to the JDS world, there are lessons for all organizations.] Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and called the person a “millennial”? If you have, you may have experienced a less-than-pleasant reaction. … [Read more...] about Marketing to Millennials