Message from our CEO

Wonder Woman & Authenticity

 

 
 

A few weeks ago, I read a story in JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) about Gal Gadot (the Israeli star of the blockbuster movie Wonder Woman) that really struck me. Gadot had recently responded on Facebook to a note from a 7-year-old girl la…

Jewish Renewal in Kiev

 

 
 

“Hello” from Kiev (or “Zdravstvuyte” as they say in Russian) and “Shabbat Shalom” from Jerusalem! I’m currently participating in a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) leadership mission to Ukraine and Israel. Our Jewis…

Challenges for the Jewish People

 

 

In a little over a week, I’m leaving on a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) leadership mission to Ukraine and Israel along with our Jewish Federation & Family Services (JFFS) Board Co-Chair Lori Schwartz. I’ll be sharing more about…

The Value of Service

 

 
 

This past Sunday I joined more than 200 community members who volunteered at the 4th annual Tikkun 4 Troops event. As one big team, we assembled over 5,000 care packages for active duty troops currently deployed in harm’s way. The event …

It finally happened

 
 

It finally happened. We were driving home from running an errand and my 7-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. It was a 20-minute drive and she didn't stop asking questions for a minute. In the breathless spirit of the young and cu…