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
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
[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
By Jackie Frankel Yaakov The GA 2018 in Tel Aviv was a dialogue on Israel and the Diaspora and the future of Jewish peoplehood being in danger. What does it mean that we are 'Am Yisrael' if the two largest Jewish communities of today don't understand one another - whether … [Read more...] about Reflections on the GA 2018 “Let’s Talk”: Can Israel and the Diaspora aspire to be not just two pillars, but an arch?
By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick
[Posted as a comment to "Analysis: The GA’s ‘We Need to Talk’ Slogan is a Desperate Plea to Save Israel-U.S. Jewish Ties."]
The GA’s recent “We Need to Talk” slogan is an important one, anchored in years of political and ideological debate, discours … [Read more...] about Do “We Need to Talk”?
We. Sure. Do.