Jewish Peoplehood from Abstract to Action: We Did It

It is not an easy task to translate the abstract notion of Jewish Peoplehood into action. And even more so, to develop a positive sense of belonging that is not anchored in sorrow and grief; a connection that celebrates cross cultural differences while striving to find common ground. At the World Confederation of JCCs we have just deciphered this secret. How?

Read the full article at eJewishPhilanthropy.com.

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Trends In The Ultra Orthodox Communities In New York & Jerusalem: Webinar Series

Partnership2Gether Israel – New York Connections invites you to a videoconference and webinar series on “Trends In The Ultra Orthodox Communities In New York & Jerusalem”, hosted by the New York – Jerusalem Experts Exchange, a Partnership2Gether Program.
Join us to learn about ultra-orthodox community trends, myths and stereotypes. We will discuss common challenges, what divides us, what unites us and best practices for creating an inclusive community.

Video-conference: Thursday, May 3, 2012

New York: 9:00am-12:00pm, at UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street, NY, NY

Jerusalem: 16:00-19:00, at the American Center Jerusalem, 19 Keren Hayesod st.


  • Prof. Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg, Senior Research Fellow, The Van Leer Institute
  • Hagai Agmon-Snir, Phd, Director, The Jerusalem Intercultural Center
  • Prop. Samuel Heilman, Distinguished Prof. Sociology, Queens College
  • William Rapfogel, Ceo, Met Council On Jewish Poverty

Webinars: May 17 & May 29, 2012

May 17 – Social Service Bridges between Ultra-Orthodox and Secular Communities in Jerusalem

May 29 – Social Service Bridges between Ultra-Orthodox and Secular Communities in New York

Both webinars will be at 09:00-10:00am (New York time), 16:00-17:00 (Israel time).

Online Registration via Jerusalem Experts Exchange website


Israeli Teachers Find Shared Ground in Scarsdale

by Mark Chapman

Scarsdale Assistant Superintendent Joan Weber and Susan Taylor, director of the Scarsdale Teachers Institute, met with a delegation of 10 teachers from Jerusalem who were in Scarsdale as part of a countywide cultural exchange paid for with a grant from UJA-Federation of New York under the title of “The Jewish Mosaic – Expanding Horizons,” administered by the JCC on the Hudson in Tarrytown.

Read full article on “The Daily Scarsdale” Website


Israeli, American Teens Cut Through Misconceptions

The teenagers from Westchester and Shoham, a small town outside Tel Aviv, saw each other only through a haze of misconceptions until they got the chance to meet. For the past three years, the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester has taken part in UJA-Federation’s Global Connections program, which aims to build bridges between Jewish communities in cities around the world. Read the full article.