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Project 10 and Jewish Social Justice

Last week I attended a small reception with Israeli entrepreneurs outside of Tel Aviv to hear about The Jewish Agency's "Project 10." Project 10 provides individuals who are 22-35 the opportunity to work on social justice projects in five countries around the world...

July 3 – Update from Israel

Over the last week, I have spoken about what makes Israel inspiring and amazing. I am now back in Jerusalem for five days of continuing professional education, as well as further site visits, and you will see more of this to come. When I started this last Sunday, I...

The Kotel and Conversion: A Guide for the Perplexed

Updates: Click to read the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Statement on the Kotel and Conversion issues. Click to read a Statement from the Jewish Agency for Israel. Updated July 4 to explain why this is not a religious one but a political one (responding to...

A Visit to Our Partnership City

Every community in North America has, if it wants it, a partnership community in Israel. St. Louis’s partnership community is really two separate ones closely connected. The first is Yokne’am and the second is Megiddo (technically, it is a region). Partnerships are...

Important Update from Israel

Today, I visited an innovative community project in Lod. You may know the city because it's where the airport is located. Or you may know the city as Lyida, whose poignant and tragic history was captured in Ari Shavit's book "My Promised Land." It is reputed to be the...