By Aaron Kaufman When I was born with cerebral palsy, my parents knew that I would encounter obstacles that neither they nor my peers had to navigate. Aside from the frustration that inevitably results from navigating an inaccessible world, having a visible disability means I … [Read more...] about Beyond Inclusion: The Jewish Community Acts to Advance Disability Policy
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
By Lonny Goldsmith [Author’s Note: In the second half of 2018, TC Jewfolk received two anonymous letters, indicating that the St.Paul Federation was, “not transparent with donors and volunteers.” After examining these claims against the Transparency section of the St. Paul Fede … [Read more...] about Amidst Financial Struggles, St. Paul Federation Looks To Move Forward
By Ann Pava In the Old City of Jerusalem a 24 year old wanders the streets without a group for the first time. On MASA, she has an opportunity to build her autonomy, confidence, and competence, all along ancient Jewish streets. Young children climb fallen logs with support … [Read more...] about Redefining Jewish Education: Federations’ Goals for a New Century
[eJP note: For background, we direct readers to our earlier post, "Send in the Clowns: A Commentary on JFNA-UIA."] *** We are members of the JFNA Global Operations Review Committee (the “Committee”). After extensive consideration, we dissent from certain portions of the draf … [Read more...] about Dissenting Opinion: 4 Courageous Lay Leaders speak out on JFNA-UIA Fiasco
By Richard Wexler
“But where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.
Don’t bother, they’re here”
We all have heard the haunting lyrics of Stephen Sondheim’s beautiful dirge. Sad to say, they are too appropriate in light of JFNA’s determination to effectively defenestrate its subsi … [Read more...] about Send in the Clowns:
A Commentary on JFNA-UIA