From the CEO

Israel @ 75

We are celebrating Israel @ 75 this April.

The 2nd best place in the world to celebrate will be at the Massry Center for the Arts at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, where we will host a talented team of high school musicians from Eshkol as well as Six13. We’ve enjoyed Six13 t…

It’s what we pray for

Every fall, on the Jewish holiday of Shmini Atzeret, Jews around the world start adding a line to our prayers, “Mashiv haruach u’morid hageshem – [God] makes the wind blow and makes the rain descend.” Three times daily (four on Shabbat) between Shmini Atzeret and Passover, we recite…

Year in Review—225 & 1

In addition to the year-end solicitation emails, there are the year-in-review emails. For the sake of brevity, I’ll share two numbers that speak to Federation’s mission, purpose, and success: 225 & 1.

“One” represents the estimated 1,000 people who attended Chanukah on Jay this year…

‘Tis the Season

Remember when you sent that $18 donation to that obscure charity in memory of an old acquaintance? If you’re like me, then I’m guessing that you don’t remember.

Well, good news—those charities remember us. To make sure that they would remember us, they put us into their databases an…

How about horseradish?

Applesauce or sour cream? That’s the big machloket (dispute or disagreement, usually pertaining to Jewish law) this time of year. What is your preferred condiment with your Chanukah latkes?

How about horseradish?

I make gefilte latkes. I defrost a loaf of frozen gefilte fish, mix in egg …