Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.
As a lifelong entrepreneur, the last time I had a boss was when I was an associate at a law firm in the 1980s. But I was yearning to do something that would have a profound impact on the world, and which would remind everyone of Israel as a center of innovation.
So, when we talk about the prohibitive expense of living a Jewish life, the question is do we not have enough funds to support a community that makes it affordable for everyone to participate, or is it that we have not moved enough hearts to inspire abundant giving?
Even within our own communities, we can flatten and simplify other people’s experiences and narratives without considering the complexity and diversity among us.
It’s hard to believe that it has now been over a year since we had to temporarily close the doors to the Jewish Studio Project’s colorful, light-filled community studio in West Berkeley and, like everyone else, transition our entire organization to virtual.
One of my favorite Jewish ways to mark time is through the annual Torah reading cycle. Each week, Jews from all over the world read the exact same parasha.
Pilot WFF and WGF/DS Alum Ian Kandel (Class 27)