This past Sunday I traveled to Phoenix in order to present at a national conference for school business officials. When my teenagers found out where I was going, my trip quickly took on new meaning. To them, the conference was really only a means to a loftier purpose, which was to shop at a local clearance store called Last Chance.
Yeshivas, day schools, shuls and other Jewish institutions may employ non-Jews in various administrative and faculty positions. The journey through the Jewish calendar can be lost upon the non-Jewish staff, and yet they commonly have questions about its meaning. Rabbi Reuven Margrett at the Frankel Jewish
The Public Relations Society of America defines public relations as, “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.” The word “publics” could be defined as a customer, potential student or community member. In short, it encompasses anyone who interacts with or is impacted by your nonprofit organization on any level. Being... Read more »
In the past, we have written all about infographics (see here and here for example) and have even amassed a large collection of Jewish infographics (here and here)! Thankfully, we recently received word that — in time for the High Holidays — NCSY created a Yom Kippur infographic for their NCSY Staff Education website. As with their other infographics, it’s really fantastic and addresses Hashem’s
If you have started a new organization or school, you know that the more successful you become, the more likely you are to be barraged with people who’d like to meet with you, learn with you, ask your advice, etc. This is ever so true during the High Holiday season, when congregants and students introspect... Read more »
At NLE Resources, we are always on the look out for great resources, tips, programming ideas --- and even videos -- that can be of service to rabbis and educators. To that end, we wanted to highlight a must-see new video from Torah Live. The video below is both short and powerful and can help evoke feelings of the High Holidays truly being in the air. Feel free to share it with your students and congregants or use it as a trigger video in one of your
Running a short, guided discussion session is a powerful alternative to a formal class to complement your beginner services. There are several resources for running such discussion groups. Again, the topic does not necessarily have to be specifically on the High Holidays (though it is always best to tie it in somehow).   Aish UK’s... Read more »
Articles Wearing Shoes on Yom Kippur by Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz. Paid in Full, by Rabbi Goel Elkarif Forgiving, by Sarah Yocheved Rigler I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry: How Not to Apologize Before the High Holidays – Ideas for Teens, by Dovid Bashevkin Tips for Your Pre- and Post-Yom Kippur Fast, by Alan Freishtat In Remembrance of Our... Read more »