The Kiruv world has mekareved significant numbers of people. Yet, not only have we not acted to reduce the intermarriage rate; we have not even managed to stabilize it. In part, this is because our vision has been too limited and our goals (for many of us) have been elsewhere (facilitating Shomrei Shabbos Jews). Yet,... Read more »
“Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” -Unknown “If you see something, say something.” “Stand up for yourself.” “Use your voice, don’t be quiet.” These slogans, and many similar messages, are being spread like wildfire. Cancel culture has made it that... Read more »
It is a truism that someone who truly lacks nothing will not seek out Judaism. Everyone who seeks out Judaism is searching for something that they sense they are lacking. Should we also presume that the greater the lack, the greater the Kiruv opportunity? A longitudinal study has compared nearly 50 years of trends in public opinion data.
In my previous article I shared five focus areas that new and experienced teachers need to be focusing on if they're going to succeed when school starts up again. They are: Mastering the delivery of both in-person and remote instruction. Creating engaging, differentiated lessons to reach all learning styles.
In my previous post, I shared insights from a group of female leaders about how to position ourselves and our nonprofits for coronavirus and “disaster-proof” our lives moving forward. This post follows along the same theme and highlights the perspectives of four exceptional business leaders and thinkers. How to Disaster-Proof Your Resilience
In November of 1999, Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski published a book entitled, “It’s Not As Tough At Home As You Think.” On page 2, he writes, “Earlier this century the average life span was under forty. Today it is twice that…In 1917 the flu epidemic killed hundreds of thousands of people. Today, with antibiotics and vaccines, major epidemics are rare.”
The Kiruv Movement fails to take advantage of the valuable studies done on the Jewish community at the cost of tens of millions of dollars. Many of these studies point to practical programming opportunities that would change and upgrade the way we do Kiruv. One common denominator to all studies is that most Jews – even intermarried ones
There is a vast gap between establishing a goal for Kiruv and measuring that goal. Hence, there is a difference between the question “what is the goal of Kiruv” and the question “what comprises success in kiruv?” Moreover, what is
In my last article, I shared insights from a group of leaders about how to position ourselves and our nonprofits for coronavirus and “disaster-proof” our lives moving forward. This post follows along the same theme and highlights the insights of some powerful coaches. How to Disaster
Please note: All economic figures were quoted as of the week ending June 19th. There is a global economic crisis and this is true of America too and it is going to hit Kiruv organizations like a ton of bricks. Think I am exaggerating? The stock market doesn’t look so bad? Employment seems to be improving. Read on.