Ideas in Jewish Education and Engagement

Engagement: Paths to Meaning through Jewish Conversations and Programs

As we explore this thing called engagement that has taken the Jewish world by storm, Heather Paul, Jewish engagement lead at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, gives us a look at the practice of engagement, at what an engagement professional does every day—and at why it matters.

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The Jewish Communal Future and the Role of Federations

Jewish peoplehood could be said to refer to the idea that there is such a thing as collective Jewish life in which we engage when we engage in Jewish civilization, when we live Jewishly. We can live more intertwined or less, more responsible to each other or less.

 

Over the 20th century,…

Question Marks and Exclamation Points

Makom, the Israel Education Lab of The Jewish Agency for Israel, empowers educators, rabbis, activists, and arts and community leaders across the spectrum to ask tough questions and articulate compelling visions for their communities in the area of Israel education and engagement. Here, Robb…

Creating a Culture of Engagement and an Age of Partnership

In 2016, even as the world around us has changed, Federations have remained true to our historic purpose. Still, we have changed our tactics in response to new generations' attitudes toward community, philanthropy, religion and culture. 


Robert Kovach, president and CEO of the Jewish Fede…

Architecting the Jewish Present and Future

The “Pew study” (The 2013 Pew “Portrait of Jewish Americans) took American Jewish life by storm. We've done a great deal to strengthen Jewish life—a great deal. Federations are leading the charge to expand and deepen Jews' engagement with Judaism—look at Cleveland's jHub for inter…