Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

What Do YOU Mean by Learning?

What is education? How do we think of learning? In today’s blog post, we bring you a text study of sorts to share ideas from field leaders that flesh out these questions. We hope these texts and accompanying discussion questions inspire a conversation with your professional teams, voluntee…

Federations and Synagogues: An Opportunity for Leadership

In a world where institutional Judaism is evolving, what role can and should Federations play in supporting synagogues to help them adapt and thrive? In this week’s collaborative post, leaders from four communities (three Federations, one Central Agency) invested in this work share their i…

Becoming the Future in the Jewish Volunteer Movement

Current studies show that Jewish millennials are involved in social justice and action initiatives within and outside of Jewish spaces. In today’s post, Amy Cohen, Volunteer Center manager for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, reflects on Repair the World’s recent Summit on Je…

The Power of Jewish Service

How do we strengthen our world—and, more importantly, how do we empower the eager and able to do so in the context of Jewish tradition? Liz Fisher from Repair the World is here to help us work this through.

 

At the end of the summer, more than 200 people representing 125 organizations…

Federations and Engagement: A Growing Conversation

It’s not clear how it started.

 

Maybe it was the birth of PJ Library—Federations are PJ Library’s largest organizational partner (135 Federations host PJ Library in their communities). Maybe it was the launch of One Happy Camper, and the 42 Federations that manage and match this ca…