The Week That Was: July 15-21

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

A View to the Past with an Eye to the Future: The Reform Movement Celebrates 60 Years of Camping

by Jerry Kaye

This summer marks 60 years of Reform Movement camping. This Shabbat, July 21st, we will mark this milestone at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Camp (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. But the real celebration is focused on the influence of camp on generations of Reform Jews.

Birthright Israel Foundation Names New President

David Fisher, a business leader in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a lay leader in local and national Jewish nonprofit organizations, was named President of the Birthright Israel Foundation, the fundraising arm of Birthright Israel.

Pursuing Gender Equality: A Few Concrete Steps
by Adam Gaynor

In the same year that the Jewish press has re-exposed gross inequalities in favor of men in the Jewish professional sector, there has been a growing movement by Jewish educators to attract and retain teen boys, whom many fear are dropping out of Jewish education at a higher rate than girls. In short, despite the fact that men dominate communal decision making, we are afraid that boys are disaffected!

The Real Breakthrough in Jewish Education
by Dr. Gil Graff

From family Shabbat programs to service learning, from exploration of Jewish texts with an eye to underlying values and their relationship to students’ lives, to personal engagement with Israel, Jewish education is, today, largely about meaning and community

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