The Latest From The Foundation

Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.

...the process fosters a sense of solidarity and intimacy among the Forum’s members, far beyond the professional consultancy interaction.

Intergenerational communication is about connecting; about ongoing intentional conversations that build and strengthen the relationship.

How can we create content that is relevant to all three generations and can contribute to their career and work?

If we do things right, each generation will be wistful about the opportunities and resources of those who come after them, and each will feel luckier and more blessed than those who came before them.

Jews that are cast as being on the margins often have the most to offer to the Jewish community, but may choose to contribute their gifts to communities associated with other parts of their identity. This is a loss for us all.

Proximity is the single most essential element of sacred relationships, without which neither we nor our communities, can meet our needs as Jews or realize our communal goals.

As I have tried to reify this notion of proximity in my own work and life, I have found it helpful to think about it on multiple levels, each with its own specific action and accompanying spiritual work. The following framework is a work in progress; I welcome your reactions and reflections.

More than pre-Pandemic, I appreciate the value of getting closer to something in order to better understand it.

We’re not asking for permission to be Jewish. We’re asking for Jews to connect joyfully with their own religion and for others to confront their own biases and lack of education. JewBelong doesn’t allow antisemites to control the narrative.

The litany of antisemitic incidents in recent years, especially those involving violence and murder, has brought many of us “antisemitism skeptics” out of the closet. It has made converts to the cause out of a good number of us too.

Applications are open for Class 34 of the Wexner Israel Fellowship.