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Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.

Nigel Savage was a layleader in the English Jewish community who founded Hazon after a successful private-sector career. Hazon is now the largest environmental non-profit in the American Jewish community. Its annual food conference takes place this year near San Francisco, December 25th – 28th. For more info go to www.hazon.org . If you’re interested in getting involved in Hazon’s food work or outdoor programs, contact Nigel at nigel@hazon.org This

Sara Bronstein, a Wexner Heritage alumna from San Francisco, is Director of The Israel Travel Initiative of the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. She can be reached at quebo@sbcglobal.net The Wailing Wall. Ancient manuscripts. Open-air markets redolent with spices. And, of course, the world’s best falafel. Yes, these were experienced by the 107 participants, including the mayor of

Sara Bronstein, a Wexner Heritage alumna from San Francisco, is Director of The Israel Travel Initiative of the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. She can be reached at quebo@sbcglobal.net The Wailing Wall. Ancient manuscripts. Open-air markets redolent with spices. And, of course, the world’s best falafel. Yes, these were experienced by the 107 participants, including the mayor of

Jun 2008

Parashat Korah

Rabbi Jane Kanarek, PhD, is an alumna of the Graduate Fellowship program.  She is Assistant Professor of Rabbinics in the rabbinical school of Hebrew College.  She can be reached at jkanarek@hebrewcollege.edu Korah and his faction have a point.  God has proclaimed the whole Israelite people to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation (Exodus 19:6).  Why then do Moses and Aaron exalt themselves above the community?  God is

Ayala Parag, an alumna of the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program, is Chief Physiotherapist of Israel in the Ministry of Health. She participated in the Wexner Foundation’s Mifgash to Eastern Europe in April; below are her reflections. She can be reached at ayala.parag@moh.health.gov.il As I think of the impact of our quest to Eastern Europe, I return to the theme of a drasha I gave on our first morning together in

Yair Shiran, an alumnus of the Wexner Israel Fellowship Program, is Economic Minister of Israel to North America. He is happy to meet with any Wexner alumni interested in investment opportunities in Israel. He can be reached at Yair.Shiran@israeltrade.gov.il From an economy initially built on agriculture and traditional industries at the time of its inception sixty years ago, Israel has emerged as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurial activity. In

Deborah Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.  The author of “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” she fulfills her role as a public intellectual at her blog, www.lipstadt.blogspot.com This week’s Parasha, Naso, addresses the duties the Priests were obligated to perform in the Ohel Moed .   I am reading Torah for the first time this Shabbat and repeated

Jane Scher, an alumna of the Wexner Heritage Program from San Diego, and a member of the WH Alumni Forum, participated in the recent Wexner alumni mifgash to Poland and Hungary. She shares some of her thoughts below. She can be reached at janescher@schers.us  We were all fed and warmly dressed with coats and scarves and boots and gloves in Poland in spring. And we were chilled to the bone.

David Bryfman, an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Program, is a PhD candidate in Education and Jewish Studies at NYU, writing his dissertation about the identity development of Jewish teenagers in formal and informal Jewish educational settings. He can be contacted at bryfman@nyu.edu This week I am again reminded of the Jewish maxim: “Who is wise?” The one who learns from every person” (Pirkei Avot 4:1) Based on the

The Wexner Foundation Electronic Beit Midrash Parashat Ki Tissa Today’s Biblical Landscape: Midrash and the Boss By Stephen Hazan Arnoff February 20, 2008 An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Stephen Hazan Arnoff is the Executive Director of the 14th Street Y of The Educational Alliance. He will be speaking on Bob Dylan’s religious vision in context of Jewish education, culture, and leadership at a Wexner Foundation Lunch & Learn

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