The Corridor

A blog by Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO

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 ….

Greater than the Sum of Our Parts

annual meeting photo (002).jpg

We’re trying something new this year!

In previous years, spring was the season for annual meetings here at Federation – Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Community Foundation, Global Connections, and, of course, Federation. If you wanted to get a sense of the scope of what we’re doing at…

Seeking Out My Brothers and Sisters

dov-blog-5-3-19.jpg

I had an amazing meeting the other day with some 15 Orthodox Israeli leaders.

This past year, our Jewish Federation invested in a leadership program in the religious-Zionist Orthodox community in Israel. It was one of our flagship Global Connections Kedma programs, to promote shared society…