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Let’s go to Israel–together

Posted on August 12, 2016

Should we go to Israel with Federation or with our synagogue? This is a great question, which always puts me in an awkward position. My short answer is usually that there really are no bad trips to Israel. Different programs offer some different options for different tastes, but they’re all good. I could never advise Continue Reading »

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Posted on August 12, 2016

A list of current articles Rob is reading

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Upcoming Missions to Israel

Posted on August 19, 2016

Working with local congregational rabbis, Federation has put together three fabulous trips to run concurrently (with a fair amount of overlap) during the February 2017 school break. We have our teen mission spending a weekend in Jerusalem and then down to Eshkol for home hospitality for the week. We have first-timers spend the same weekend in Continue Reading »

Richard Rossi and his 4 year old great grandson Justice wade through water in search of higher ground after their home took in water in St. Amant, Louisiana, U.S., August 15, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman   (Newscom TagID: rtrleight131241.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Baton Rouge Flood Relief Fund Now Open

Posted on August 16, 2016

Recent catastrophic flooding across southern Louisiana has killed at least 7, destroyed countless homes and forced tens of thousands to flee for their lives—including Federation staff and many from the local Jewish community. JFNA has opened a continental mailbox for donations to support flood relief efforts by the Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. Click Continue Reading »

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 »


‘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.

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