Today is August 30, 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 »
A list of current articles Rob is reading
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 »
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 »
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.