Director's Blog

Al Revi'im Ve Al Shileshim

There is one passage in the Torah that bothered me for a long time. When God is laying out the consequences of transgression, God says that the guilt will follow the transgressor to the third and fourth generation. As somebody living in the modern world, it bothered me that individuals could…

As we move forward on the future of the AJCC

Over the last few months we have been engaged in a long and complicated process to gather all the information we will need to define the future direction of the AJCC. I wish to first thank all of you who participated in the process and shared with us your ideas, your expectations, and even y…

Not Me!

I remember when I was a child my parents joking by saying that if I didn't do something (usually bad), it must have been "El Fantasmita Juan", Argentinian equivalent of "The Not Me Ghost" - as when we want to deny any responsibility for something. Politicians of all stripes are very good at …

The upcoming elections... what are they about?

In November we'll vote for the person who will lead our Nation for the next four years. By listening to the speakers at both, the Republican and the Democratic Conventions, one would think we are going to have to choose between Satan and a Saint. And that is part of the problem.

The way I l…

Stop. Listen. Think - May all speeches to come be like this.

I was planning to write a blog about the eed to rise over the polarization in which we live and find a common ground. Then I read the "Maiden Speech" (first speech given by Knesset Members in Israel - traditionally introducing themselves and thanking those who supported them along the way) b…