The Corridor

A blog by Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO

Achieving Inclusivity through Innovation

I’m deeply proud of the message coming out of our Greater MetroWest Innovations Fund in our Jewish Community Foundation: that we are committed to supporting Jewish engagement solutions that expand Greater MetroWest’s inclusiveness and foster meaningful Jewish connections with community m…


In some Asian cultures, the number 100,000 is uniquely special. It’s important. It even has its own word – usually some version of the sound “lakh.”

A Holy Space Defiled

Today I sat in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. And I prayed.

We Don’t Do These Things Alone

More than 2,000 community members came together on Sunday morning at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston to mourn and grieve the loss of eleven beautiful souls at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Torah with Dov

“It seems kinda simple,” I said to our Chief Jewish Learning Officer, Robert Lichtman. “We’re a Jewish organization. I’m the CEO of a Jewish organization. We should at least try a little Jewish learning here at home.”