The Corridor

A blog by Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO

The cost

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.

“Relationships are all there is”*

Against a backdrop of growing global fear about the Ebola virus disease, our Federation, through our partner agency JDC, is helping to tackle existing gaps in aid.

What Will Survive of Us Is Love

The flimsy, temporary structure will outlast us all, and all that we build, because of what it means. Community, connections, service. What will survive of us is love.

The Future

This short week we lost a great hero of the Jewish People, Ralph Goldman. We also had a glimpse of the future and celebrated remarkable philanthropy and generosity.