Message from our CEO

Jerusalem of Gold

Dear Friends, 

We are standing in front of the Kotel on what can only be described as a magical evening. Most of our JFFS Israel@70 Mission companions arrived in Israel yesterday, and with 17 first-timers, it is wonderful to return to a place I am so familiar with, and at the same time, …

A Time to Every Purpose


 

To everything thing there is a season, and unfortunately, it’s hurricane season again. Thousands of people have been displaced by last week’s Hurricane Florence, and as we come out of the personal introspection of the High Holidays and head into Sukkot, I find myself thinking about …

Telling Our Stories


After so much preparation, so much excitement, and so much laundry, my house seems so much quieter after a week of the JCC Maccabi Games! And what a week it was. In addition to the very great privilege of hosting two Maccabi athletes (silver medal-winning basketball players from Shames JC…

Love, Jewish Style

Today is Jewish Valentine’s Day, and there’s not a card in sight! While I didn’t really expect to see signs of Tu B’Av in my local Target, it’s a fun thing to think about. Today is Tu B’Av (the 15th day of Av), and it is both an ancient and modern holiday. Tu B’Av was…