Notes from the Executive Director

Sweet Layers of Life

As a Jew living in America, I move smoothly between secular observances and religious holidays. Like the wafers and filling of an Oreo cookie, the individual elements of both worlds are distinct even as the overall experience of a layered identity is enormously pleasing.

Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Jewish Giving?

What makes a cause a Jewish cause? And where does individual preference intersect with communal responsibility? 

Federation is a Verb

If you are a part of Federation this year—if you volunteered, honored a pledge, or will make a financial contribution before the end of the year—you, too, are in the thriving camp.