Elul isn’t meant to be a time of frustration and discouragement. It’s supposed to be an uplifting time. An empowering time. A time when we cleanse ourselves, renew our commitment to our Creator, and transform into better Jews. Many of us dream of an Elul experience like the one described above. We understand how badly... Read more »

Uri Friedman, managing editor at the Atlantic Council, is confronted by “life’s biggest questions” amidst the turbulence of Covid 19 by his five-year-old son, and is hard-pressed for answers. Writing in The Atlantic’s August 2020 edition, Friedman presents his and his wife’s struggle with their Covid-induced home schooling. After weeks of coming to grips with... Read more »

Throughout the Jewish world, tens of thousands of children and young adults will soon be heading back to the classroom for another year of schooling. The excitement is palpable. For the past week or so (if not longer), children and parents have been busy purchasing and labeling school supplies, clothing, lunchboxes and other related items.... Read more »

Rabbi Asher Resnick initially addressed how we are meant to relate to communal challenges in an earlier essay, “Understanding Communal Difficulties & Challenges – Part I” that is found here. We now continue with Part II… Rambam on the Mitzvat Asei (Positive Commandment) of Tza’akah (Crying out to G-d) While the Rambam and the Ramban argue about the mitzvah of tefillah (prayer),... Read more »

It’s summer. Elul. Rosh Hashanah. Even the end of 2020, is approaching fast. Donors – even if they aren’t away – are less receptive. What should you do to keep donor relationships alive and ‘invested in’ before your next donor solicitation?Doing something – even small – is massive. With your big donors, connect with them through... Read more »