Today is May 30, 2016 -
A list of current articles Rob is reading
WhatIs.com 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 »
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 »
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.
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 »