Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.
WIF Alum Shlomit Doten-Gissin (Class 12)
WHP Alum Ilene C. Vogelstein (Baltimore 1990-91)
Dana Savoray-Hadar, Sivan Shani, and Keren Zefania
WFF Rachael Fried (Class 4)
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.
WHP Alum Joel Goldhammer (Washington)
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.
WHP Alum Archie Gottesman (MetroWest NJ 08) and WHP Alum Stacy Stuart (Greater MetroWest 15)
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.