The Corridor

A blog by Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO

Dov’s Fifth Annual Report

In my past CEO reports1 I would summarize our successes and challenges from the prior year, and look to the year ahead. But what’s to stop us from thinking creatively about the future?

Join me, therefore, in the summer of 2029, as we look back at the last ten years. What have we learned? …

Being Holy

I’m so proud of the amazing Greater MetroWest participation in the annual summer family camp in Cherkassy, Ukraine. For years now, a team of Americans and Israelis have traveled there as part of our commitment to renewing and enhancing Jewish life in this amazing community.
But being part …

Why Should I Give?

“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 to you as well?”

For Cecille

My friend and colleague, Cecille Asekoff, after 40 years of dedicated service, was celebrated at her retirement this week. Among family, colleagues and friends, we showed our gratitude for her achievements, her vision, and her energy. Here’s what I said to her…

My dear friends,
Stanley,…

Shining in the Invisible Spotlight: A Tribute to My Colleague Stanley Stone

I was honored to speak at the farewell celebration for our friend and colleague Stanley Stone, who is leaving our Federation and Foundation family for an exciting new position. In a lovely and moving event, several of us spoke about Stanley, his work, and his values. Here’s what I said ….