Summer camp is the new black

In the 1990s, it was day schools. In the 2000s, it was the Israel experience. In the 2010s, SUMMER CAMP is the new black.  And here’s the infographic to prove it. (Read the full Foundation for Jewish Camp report later.) I have big love for summer camp.  I never...

Birthright NEXT’s next kvetch

Yet another piece from a Birthright NEXT person decrying the bad rap “establishment Judaism” is getting, this time, from the folks over at #JewishFutures Conference who named a whole bunch of institutional idols that needed to be smashed...

Did Shmuely Boteach read my last post?

In a nutshell, here are four ways in which Rabbi Shmuely Boteach proposes to improve Birthright.  To rebirth it, as it were… [Insert icky baby joke here.] NUMBER ONE:  Instead of threatening the potential carousers Birthrightiputians, give them a rousing speech...

It seems that Leonard Saxe never heard of Birthright…

In a piece about educational funding priorities, Leonard Saxe wrote: [I]n Jewish education, we focus our attention on those who are most highly motivated. Both resources and opportunities are directed to the children of the most highly engaged families, and we provide...