Director's Blog

All Good Things...

This is my last blog as Executive Director of the Augusta Jewish Federation and the Augusta Community Center. I cannot help it but look back into the memory lane of the last almost four years.

When I first came into town, we were dealing with very specific issues: How to keep the Center do…

On history and values

We are seeing these days many demands for downgrading the value of some historical figures because of their behavior. Columbus was the spearhead of European Colonialism, Jefferson was a slave owner, etc. Is this correct? I will use these two examples to analyze the charges and try to determi…

Something new is happening in Iraq

On September 25, over 300 Iraqis from all over Iraq - Sunni and Shi'a alike - gathered in the Kurdistani capital of Irbil to call for normalization of relations with Israel. This alone would have been remarkable...

That several speakers spoke forcefully about recognizing the mistreatement…

The time we got together

Last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, the Jewish Federations of North America held its 2021 General Assembly. And yes, it was online. But this time the program evolved, allowing people to decide their sessions much like we would have if we were meeting in person at a Hotel. After each general ses…

What does a Budget mean?

On a recent Zoom meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, he shared that the main stumbling block in the formation of his government was the State Budget. We are also witnessing a serious fight in Congress here over the Budget. Why is this so important?

A Budget is, by definitio…