A week ago it was JTS; this week Hadassah. Organizations continuing to put up "walls" in dealing with the press. Nancy Falchuk and three unidentified colleagues have called for a "cease-fire" in which Hadassah doctors would not grant interviews to the Israeli press in the ongoing confrontation over the departure of HMO director-general Shlomo Mor-Yosef. Actions like this just do not make the cut in a post-Madoff world. No wonder the … [Read more...] about Hadassah: Failing at PR in Israel
from The Jewish Week: Battle of the Israel Programs Keith Berman, who resigned suddenly from his post as director of Hadassah’s Young Judaea Year Course at the end of December, is in the hot seat for planning another long-term Israel program while still on Hadassah’s payroll. The Feb. 1 launch of Aardvark Israel, a nine-month program that will take place in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and offers such enticing add-ons as a trek on the … [Read more...] about Year Courses Battle in the Media
from the front page of today's The Jerusalem Post: Former Young Judaea head launches rival year program Former Young Judaea Year Course director Keith Berman, who announced his resignation from the organization last month, has launched a new “year in Israel program” for teens Monday aimed at stirring up competition for long-term programs here and making such experiences more affordable to young Diaspora Jews. “Many charities have very … [Read more...] about Former Young Judaea Head Launches Rival Year Program
from Haaretz: Some hoping new director will revert Young Judaea course to simpler times Expectations are high for the new leader of the largest gap year program in Israel, with some hoping he will reverse the expansionary path of Young Judaea Year Course's outgoing director. ... In recent months, Hadassah, which counts Young Judaea as its official youth movement, has made massive cuts to the organization's budget and was forced to sell … [Read more...] about Young Judaea’s Gap Year: Changing Direction?
from The Jerusalem Post: Key directors resign from Young Judaea American Jewish youth movement Young Judaea and its long-running sponsor, Hadassah Women's Organization, suffered another blow Wednesday following the resignation of key staff member, YJ/FZY Year Course Director Keith Berman. Berman's decision to leave Young Judaea after more than 20 years with the movement closely follows the resignation of its director, Rabbi Ramie Arian, … [Read more...] about Key Staff Resignations at Young Judaea and Hadassah