I've always loved federation missions because the values that we experience in them are the core values that we work towards – community (kehila), responsibility (areivut) and kindness (hesed).
We’re a big Jewish community. Sometimes we forget that. And while a big Jewish community needs a pluralistic and diverse array of institutions and responses, it also needs to grapple with big issues too.
Our senior management team finally got away this week for a two-day retreat. One of the areas we focused on was the 'why' and 'how' of what we do.