Life

Dear Israel: I Love You, But I’m Losing You

February 7, 2014, by

Dear Israel, I love you.  With all my heart.  And yet, I am afraid we’re growing apart. I love you because you are the home of my parents.  They were born there.  My mother’s mother’s side was with you for generations.  You saved my mother’s father from the Holocaust.  You brought in my father’s Iranian

An Inclusive Job Fair: Would We Not Want That For Everyone?

January 28, 2014, by

In his recent article, “Workplaces for Everyone,” published on eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Micah Fleisig writes, “Aside from financial necessities that jobs support, individuals obviously gather more than just money through work. People receive purpose, organization and routine, confidence, relationships, and a place in a community. Jobs allow people to face and overcome challenges, learn from others, learn

Does Your Child’s Yeshiva Leave Money on the Table?

January 8, 2014, by

Prior to joining OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, as the Associate Regional Director in Pennsylvania, Michelle Twersky served as a government relations coordinator at a Jewish day school in the Greater New York area. “The fact that this school even had a position of government relations coordinator demonstrates how

I Lived the PEW Report

December 19, 2013, by

Some people are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), others experience “winter blues” — both characteristically marked by feelings of melancholy and restlessness from the cold temperatures and lack of sun.  Although I am not diagnosed with S.A.D, I do find myself “seasonally affected” in the days leading up to Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day,