By Naama Klar and Tracy Frydberg Pumpkin spice cookies are back in stock at Trader Joe’s and donuts are popping up in Mahane Yehuda. Us, “professional Jews,” know what that means; Jewish federations’ annual campaigns are back in season. It is now clear that the relationship bet … [Read more...] about This Season, Spice Up Every Jewish Federation Investment in Israel with a Dash of Jewish Peoplehood
By Robbie Gringras “The Jews are NOT a religion!” Pretty much everyone in Israel or Jewish education recognizes this line. Most of us have it ringing in our heads, with the booming adjoinder swiftly following on: “We are a FAMILY…” When that wonderful educator and … [Read more...] about The Jewish Team
By Rabbi David Minkus and Rabbi Ari Moffic We have noticed that many Jewish adults who are trying to describe their Jewishness go to a negative place first. They see themselves as the proverbial “bad Jew” as opposed to being proud and confident about their Jewish identity and e … [Read more...] about We are Open to the Community
By Eric M. Robbins Every leader of a major community organization devotes time to staffing, and when you are not staffed-up, your organization runs at a disadvantage. And every so often, there’s a search that involves soul-searching - a staffing decision that speaks to the c … [Read more...] about Navigating between Community and Peoplehood
A Complex Answer By Dr. Shlomi Ravid Framing the issue In recent months two important articles by Yehuda Kurtzer and Gidi Grinstein opened a conversation that is no less than crucial to the Jewish future. I would like to humbly add my perspective to this conversation. … [Read more...] about Can Peoplehood Consciousness Narrow the Gap Between Israel and American Jewry?