Message from Gil

Fighting Antisemitism on Campus, Accelerating Gender-Based Giving Post-October 7th, and More . It’s Friday.

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This time of year, you can feel the energy throughout our community. It’s marked by warmer weather, graduations, the countdown to summer camp, and my personal favorite – tending to Read more

Updates from Mexico City, Remembrance and Celebration, and More. It’s Friday.

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I write today from Mexico City, where I am traveling with Federation’s Jewish Community Leaders Program to explore this vibrant Jewish community. Though the mission has been wonderful, today’s news from Israel was sobering: Read more

Reflections on Yom HaZikaron & Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Starting Sunday night, Israel and the Jewish people will observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, followed by a celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. These holidays are moments to Read more

Campus Protests, Israel Aid Package, Yom HaShoah

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It’s Friday, and like so many in our community, I have been closely watching the alarming pro-Palestinian protests that erupted on way too many college campuses this past week, including Read more

Iran, Rising Antisemitism, Passover Traditions. It’s Friday.

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It’s Friday, and I want to share a few thoughts from the week. As news reports began to spread late last night that Israel had attacked Iran in response to Read more

Israel Update, Tensions Rise with Iran, Hostage Rally. It’s Friday.

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It’s Friday, and I have a new format for sharing my takeaways from this week. One highlight for me was seeing the eclipse — did you? It really was spectacular. Read more

Exploring Jewish Communities in Latin America

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Hello from Argentina and Uruguay. This week, I have been traveling with 30 incredible women from our local community as part of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy mission to this beautiful and Read more

Six Months Later: Our Resolve, Solidarity & Impact in Israel

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On April 7th, it will be six months since we all woke up that Saturday morning to the horrors of Hamas’ brutal and unimaginable terrorist attack on Israel. Our Jewish Read more

Embracing the Spirit of Purim

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Last week, I reached out to you for suggestions on how Federation and the Jewish community could navigate the uncertain path ahead. Thank you so much to the many people Read more

Navigating Uncertainty: Reflecting on the Future of American Jewry

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A recent article by Franklin Foer in The Atlantic raised important questions about the future of American Jewry and American democracy. Foer asks about the evolving landscape of American Jewish Read more