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Dec 7, 2018, 8:30 AM
The 8,000 Remaining Jews of Ethiopia: A Photo Frozen in Time
I glanced at the photo and broke out in an immediate smile. The memories of the summer camp in the remaining Jewish community of Ethiopia, still etched in my mind one year later. Avital recently returned from Ethiopia and...
Nov 13, 2018, 7:32 PM
Membership has its privileges
When an octogenerian dies and the synagogue she no longer belongs to won't announce her funeral, is it petty or practical?
Eric M. Robbins
Nov 12, 2018, 4:35 PM
Tending the Garden: Turning a corner in the Israeli-Diaspora crisis
Relationships are a lot like gardening, they need constant tending. The Israel-Diaspora relationship, a unique alliance born of shared history and a common destiny, has lately resembled a forlorn flower bed. Weeds galore. Pottery shards. Planters up-ended. But for many who...
Nov 1, 2018, 9:45 PM
We shall replace you
In the few days since the GA, as I have been writing the second part of my "white paper" (Investing In Shared Destiny), the world has changed. It is impossible to ignore the tragic events in Pittsburgh, or therefore...
Oct 19, 2018, 11:23 AM
Investing in shared destiny – Part I
CONTEXT Next week, the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America will come to Tel Aviv for the first time in its history. Below is a full “white paper” with more technical information, but here is a synopsis...
Oct 18, 2018, 9:22 PM
Fabric of American Jewish Life Has New Stitch for YP’s!
Rosh Hashana 2018, Rabbi Scott Hoffman, new to Yardley’s Beth El Congregation, gave his first High Holiday sermon, then announced from the Bima, “young adults are invited to join me for a 10-Minute Meet-Up around the Israel ShoeBox.” He...
Jul 15, 2018, 8:17 PM
Biblepreneur: Unseized Opportunity?
New pressing need I get to work with a lot of young professionals and international talents, both in Israel and around the world. It is those lessons-learned from these recurring and on-going interactions, together with insights from my own journey,...
Feb 8, 2017, 3:27 PM
The case for Israel: expect a strong showing at the JFNA Investment Institute
In mid-February the Jewish Federations of North America will be hosting decision-makers from an array of Jewish Federation, community, and private foundations at the 2017 Investment Institute in Florida
Nov 1, 2016, 9:56 PM
Since when is JFNA OK with settlements?
Federation’s visits to the West Bank beg explanation — and the parity of exposure to the fight against occupation
Jennifer Dubrow Weiss
Jul 13, 2015, 5:29 PM
A New Federation World
I have been the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ for two and a half years. Prior to assuming this position, I was the executive director of our local Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Because of this...