Today is June 29, 2016 -
This Shabbat we read Parshat Beha’alotcha and I celebrate the 36th (double chai) anniversary of my bar mitzvah. Perhaps coincidentally, this month, while cleaning out an old box in my basement, I found my bar mitzvah preparation folder containing my speech and other fascinating artifacts. Reading through the speech, I see that I did a Continue Reading »
A list of current articles Rob is reading
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 »
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.
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 »
The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York (NENY) is thrilled to announce that our own President and CEO, Robert Kovach, was selected as City & State Reports’ 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award honoree receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Interfaith Philanthropy award. The award was presented to Rob at a Corporate Social Responsibility breakfast event for Continue Reading »