The Week That Was: February 17-23

Based on site and RSS feed analytics, here – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy last week:

Can Synagogues Live By Dues Alone?
by Barry Mael

Some synagogues are exploring new ways to achieve financial sustainability.

Israel Isn’t the Problem – We are
by Anne Lanski

Too often, Israel education is treated as a curriculum to be taught, a crisis to be managed, or a problem to be addressed. Too often, we conduct our communal conversation about Israel – rather than with Israel. Too often, we allow Israel education to create divisions between us.

NFTY Convention: Where Prayer is Spine-Tingling, Bone-Shakingly Inspiring

by Rabbi Paul Kipnes

Most synagogues would celebrate if a dozen teenagers showed up at Shabbat services on a regular Friday night. How would it feel when 1000 attended? Awesome. Just awesome.

The Kotel: Is The Jewish Agency Part of the Problem?
by Dan Brown

The modern State of Israel invests a great deal of effort in telling diaspora Jews it represents them. It has a diaspora minister and occasionally gets offended at antisemitic incidents around the world.

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