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What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Posted on May 6, 2016

A list of current articles Rob is reading


Jewish Geography

Posted on April 29, 2016 defines “six degrees of separation” as “the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries.”  In 1994, two college students in Pennsylvania created the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” playing on this theory, Continue Reading »

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2016 Annual Meeting

Relationships at the Heart of Jewish Community

Posted on May 5, 2016

Sometimes change in Jewish community is painfully slow. Sometimes it takes us by storm. Ten years ago, “engagement” was barely on the Jewish agenda. If we thought about it, we framed it as “outreach,” as bringing people to us. Now, engagement seems be a leading concept in Jewish life—and that’s true in the Federation movement Continue Reading »

Historic Houston flood

Houston Flood Relief Fund

Posted on April 20, 2016

Jewish Federations across North America are raising funds to support the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and its partners as they work to meet urgent needs.


‘Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel’

Posted on April 15, 2016

An inspirational video entitled “Superman’s got nothing on Israel!” received the top prize at the first-ever “Inspired by Israel” video contest this week.

Journey Complete Image

Early yesterday morning, we completed the job.

Posted on March 22, 2016

On our donor wall at the Federation building, we have a quote from Pirkei Avot – Ethics of our Fathers, which states “Lo alecha hamelachah ligmor, v’lo atah ben chorin l’hibatel mimena” – “You are not required to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” In 1949, with Operation Magic Continue Reading »

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