The Week That Was: November 18-24
A Letter from Tel Aviv
by David Ya’ari
Last night at 6:45 pm, in the middle of dinner with our three kids at home, a siren blared reminding us that Tel-Aviv, the business and cultural center of Israel is now well in range of Hamas missiles.
Hillel: Building the Jewish Social Network
by Jennifer Zwilling
While prevailing sentiment is that Jewish life in America is on the decline, Hillel is bucking the trend. In 2005 after a study showed that just 33% of Jewish students engaged with Hillel during college, Hillel put in motion a strategy designed to dramatically increase the numbers of students engaged in Jewish life during the college years.
Post-GA Analysis: The Global Planning Table and The Need for Clarity
by Haviv Rettig Gur
Outside of its own practitioners, the Global Planning Table is the object of widespread distrust. At the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly last week in Baltimore, it was hard to find support, or even understanding, for the sprawling committee process through which JFNA hopes to restructure how it divvies up federation overseas dollars.
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