Mario Izcovich

In education less is more. Some lessons from a trip to Helsinki.

In education less is more. Some lessons from a trip to Helsinki.

Change is in the air for European Jewish schools, particularly when a group of 30 principals from across Europe gathers in Helsinki to learn firsthand about what is ostensibly the best educational system in the world. The mission was organized by the European Council of Jewish Communities and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, hosted by the Jewish Community of Helsinki and participants came from the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, [...]

Newsletters, social media and other ways of engaging

Newsletters, social media and other ways of engaging

The main purpose of this article is for us to reflect on how some Jewish organizations in Europe use their newsletters to communicate to their audience. Jewish organizations use different tools to communicate about their programs. Word of mouth, phone calls, boards, flyers, websites, newsletters, social media, apps, are some of these tools. They are the means to make sure that the information gets to the targeted market. In the [...]

Organisations in the XXI Century*

Organisations in the XXI Century*

Twenty five years ago I came back to Europe (my grandparents escaped from the pogroms in Odessa), from Argentina, with my wife, and we settled down in Barcelona where we had two kids. In a way, I’m still a foreigner and due to my work for JDC, travelling across Europe, sometimes I have the opportunity to see certain situations through the eyes of a newcomer, in other words, through the [...]

Looking into the future

Looking into the future

Looking into the future (Leatid): Twenty years ago when it was founded, Leatid Europe, as part of JDC, together with ECJC, brought to the table the debates about how to build a Jewish Europe despite the many differences.  The discussions were about how to bridge the gap between communities in the east and the west and how to act regionally and also how to reach out to those unaffiliated. There was a [...]

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