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The Next Generation of Jewish Philanthropy
October 31, 2022
For families raising children here in Greater MetroWest, there are endless opportunities to explore and grow at every stage of your Jewish journey....
The Important Work Continues
October 2, 2022
The beginning of the new year was marked, unfortunately, by tragedy and destruction in Florida....
Accompanying 180 New Olim from Ethiopia
May 31, 2022
The two flights mark the resumption of Operation Zur Israel or Rock of Israel...
Ukraine Update 5/5
May 11, 2022
Here is the latest update on the situation in Ukraine from our national and international Jewish Federation partners....
Ukraine Update 4/12
April 13, 2022
Each year at our Passover seder we exclaim these meaningful words. This week when we all say “Next year in Jerusalem,” I’m grateful that our community...
Our Moment of Opportunity
November 30, 2021
Director of Global Connections NJ
Heading to Israel IRL
June 2, 2021
I’m going back to Israel this weekend -- for real. These past few weeks I’ve been immersed from afar in the fighting. Speaking with friends and...
April 14, 2021
The transition is always hard for me – the transition each year from mourning to celebration. From commemorating fallen soldiers and civilians on Yom ...
A Testimony to the Power of Collaboration
March 26, 2021
The other day I ordered a car windshield breaker on Amazon – a simple and handy tool that can break the glass in your car in an emergency. And when it...
Acts of Kindness – Both Random and Intentional
February 17, 2021
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. I can’t imagine a time when acts of kindness have felt more needed, with so many of us feeling isolated, lonely...
April 1, 2020
I’ve heard a lot of talk these past few weeks about “empty” social media gestures. It’s true that showing solidarity by applauding healthcare workers ...
Federations Do Not Close
March 18, 2020
The other day I walked out of our Federation building deeply depressed. I know that closing the building was the right thing. I know that it’s...
Increasing in Matters of Holiness
December 23, 2019
There’s a fascinating debate in the Talmud, in Tractate Shabbat, between the House of Hillel and the House of Shammai. The question that they’re...
Our Family Is Under Fire
November 13, 2019
As you are probably aware, there has been a major flare-up in violence between Israel and Gaza in the last couple of days. Here are the major points, ...
Despite Election Results, Our Work Will Continue
September 16, 2019
I spoke last week at the JCC MetroWest about Israel, the upcoming elections tomorrow, Israeli society, and what to expect in the coming week and weeks...
A Visit Is Worth a Million Words!
September 5, 2019
I’ve said it in these pages many times – there’s nothing, and I mean literally nothing like taking a Federation mission to experience the passion and ...
August 14, 2019
I’m so proud of the amazing Greater MetroWest participation in the annual summer family camp in Cherkassy, Ukraine....
Why Should I Give?
June 24, 2019
“Why should I give to you?” she asked. “I give to the charities I like here at home. Sometimes I give to Israeli things I like too. Why should I give ...
100 years of Federation.
100 years of creating a shared history. 100 years of building community. 100 years of Jewish pride.