by Ken Gordon At PEJE, we always stress the importance of two goals that align with our long-term vision: (1) community collaboration and (2) advocating strongly for the value of JDS. Turns out, we’re not the only ones who believe in this powerful combination of ideas. We’re ex … [Read more...] about The Reform Day School Externship: The Business of Building JDS Advocates
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by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Three different but important conferences took place late last month and have served to connect and engage Jewish development professionals as well as donors and other committed individuals in interesting ways. One gathering reached out to … [Read more...] about Networking at 3 Jewish Conferences: Connecting Practices and Learning from Each Other
by Rabbi Jonah Pesner There have been several articles recently about the issue of engaging teens in Jewish life. Many claim to have found the golden ticket - the one program that can solve this problem. As it should be, this issue of engaging teens is at the top of the list … [Read more...] about The Campaign for Youth Engagement: A Call to Action
by Barbara Saidel and Donna Stein We read Rabbi Deborah Bravo's recent opinion piece in eJewishPhilanthropy with interest, as did our colleagues at the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ). Indeed, we in leadership at the URJ are aware of the gender divide in senior management and … [Read more...] about View from the Inside: Building Today’s URJ
by Rabbi Deborah K. Bravo Rick, Danny, Jonah, Mark and Brad. One might think this is a list of possible names for you new baby boy. No, this is the list of the top ranking individuals in the newly re-organized Reform Jewish movement. And no, this is not a page from our history … [Read more...] about Liberals Are That Way Too?