By Ari Y. Kelman “There’s something we can do about it,” asserts the “Statement on Jewish Vitality” published last week on eJewishPhilanthropy. The “we” of that sentence might refer to the list of luminaries who signed the document. It might refer to “the Jewish community,” how … [Read more...] about I am it.
Statement on Jewish Vitality
By Jon Levisohn When I was asked to join the distinguished group of signatories to the Statement on Jewish Vitality, I was pleased to do so. I am not, by disposition, a hand-wringer. If anything, I tend towards optimism. But I agree that the American Jewish community faces a … [Read more...] about Three Cheers for the Jewish Vitality Statement – and Three Qualifications
By Rabbi Aaron Potek The Jewish groundhog, AKA the 2013 Pew Portrait of Jewish Americans, has reared its ugly head once again to revisit its old (fore)shadow, predicting yet another long winter of doom and gloom ahead. A recent letter signed by an impressive group of Jewish … [Read more...] about Beyond the Numbers, Towards the Soul
By Jay Ruderman As an inclusion rights advocate, I was disappointed to see the October 1st "Statement on Jewish Vitality" in the article "Strategic Directions for Jewish Life: A Call to Action" and so will many of the American Jews be who care enough to read it. The "highly … [Read more...] about Back to the American Jewish Future
Marking the 2nd anniversary of the release of the 2013 Pew Research Center’s Portrait of Jewish Americans, a highly diverse group of thought leaders from all around the United States has framed a “Statement on Jewish Vitality,” advocating strategic responses to respond to the chal … [Read more...] about Strategic Directions for Jewish Life: A Call to Action