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Jun 29, 2017, 8:31 PM
Yom T’ruah 5778 Call to Religious Action in Israel
Rosh Hashanah 5778 should be an opportunity for liberal Jewish services to be free and available across the length and breadth of Israel: from concert halls to beaches and from kibbutzim to the Knesset. Taking various forms, these Rosh...
Mar 1, 2017, 3:32 PM
The President and Prime Minister are making life less secure for Jews
Doron facetimed when he arrived home from kindergarten yesterday. It was earlier than usual but he wanted to tell me about his day at school. “Saba” he said “today the whole school went on a field trip to another...
Feb 27, 2017, 8:20 PM
The best person to be the chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive
Massive numbers of Olim from the former Soviet Union were still arriving in Israel in the late 1990's. The hoped for financial support from US Jewish federations and the Keren Hayesod country campaigns was diminishing. The meetings of the Jewish...
Sep 29, 2016, 9:11 PM
Sing Songs of Peace for Shimon
Shimon Peres was a lucky man. He was both a dreamer of dreams and a doer of deeds all in the name of Israel and the Jewish people. In Bereshit Rabbah we learn from Rav Aha; “Some have dignity...
Sep 6, 2016, 5:18 PM
Jewish Communal Work: A Profession, or Just a Job
The following was written by Daniel Allen, Alan Engel, Lou Solomon, and Peter Wells who all served as lay President of the Association of Jewish Communal Professionals (AJCOP) and as CEO's of Federations and national Jewish organizations. * * * Les...
Sep 13, 2015, 2:34 PM
Be a Shofar
This year my hope is that each of us who work within the Jewish Community will not just hear the sounds of a shofar but in fact be a shofar: a unique voice sounding calls of leadership, guidance, and creativity...
Aug 21, 2015, 7:36 PM
Elul: Time to honor the core and Love all Jews
We marvel when a famous person rediscovers their Jewish roots. We applaud when we recruit the unaffiliated, when we are successful in gathering more inactive Jews to the ranks of the active. We rejoice when we bring more Jews...
May 23, 2012, 7:41 PM
Was it men only at Sinai?
Can it be that the only men were at Sinai? When we read the Asseret HaDibrot this Shavuot do they apply only to men? Is there some proof that the brain power or the moral worth of a woman...
May 7, 2012, 10:08 PM
Will women be leaders in all of Israel’s political parties?
Will issues regarding the fair and equitable treatment of women in the public square and all parts of Israeli society be part of the coming electoral campaign in Israel? Will women hold significant positions in each and every Israeli...
Apr 4, 2012, 8:31 AM
Four questions for four Zionists
Why, on this night, are we not working more diligently to assist Israel in achieving its stated goals of equality for all her citizens, to build a more inclusive democratic society and peace with all her neighbors?
Rabbi Daniel R. Allen is the Executive vice Chairman Emeritus of the United Israel Appeal and former Senior Vice President Jewish Federations of North America, President/CEO of the American Friends of Magen David Adom.