The Organizational World Responds: A Comedy
A humorous must-read from Gary Rosenblatt in The Jewish Week:
Jewish Organizations Respond To Crisis: A Fantasy
ITEM: THE SIDE DOOR OF A SMALL SYNAGOGUE IN LARCHMONT, N.Y., WAS DEFACED LAST NIGHT WITH THE WORDS “JEWS GO HOME,” ACCORDING TO LOCAL OFFICIALS. THERE ARE NO SUSPECTS AT PRESENT.
How would our Jewish organizations respond to the fictitious but all too common incident described above?
Last week’s column explored how our national defense agencies dealt with charges of duplication, wastefulness and competition between and among them – 60 years ago, and today. For the most part, leaders justified the need for the wide, if not dizzying, alphabet soup of organizations, insisting they each have a unique approach and style to bring to the overall cause of support for Israel and Jewish social and educational causes as well as in defense against racial and ethnic discrimination, including anti-Semitism.
To illustrate those differences, this week we offer a lighter take, imagining how some of these groups would react to the fictitious incident at the Larchmont synagogue…