Community Development - Page 3
On a late summer day of September 1996, a group of 12 young European Jewish leaders in their late thirties & forties got together nearby Geneva, in a nice yet simple mansion belonging to ORT. They were writing a new chapter in the history of European Jewish life, as participants to the first session of the first Leaders XXI seminar, which, following an introductory Top leaders seminar a few months before, [...]
Life constantly provides us with opportunities to learn and discover new things. When we are leaders, lay or professional, we our enthusiastic and strive to do our best. We often believe that our own business and life experiences are enough. However, this is only partially true. The real challenge lies in adding a new dimension to our knowledge. Like in every job, the best people, from doctors to scientists, from [...]
It is not an easy job to write a few words to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of LEATID after so many years have passed, probably 15, since I attended in Venice the special Leatid course for Jewish lay leaders( current and future that time). I am sure that my feelings today are similar to those of the 700 Leatid graduates because going back in time you are obliged to relive [...]
It’s not easy being green. Kermit said it. Van Morrison said it. Even Ray Charles said it. Now JCCs are saying it too, even if it’s not always easy. It’s not that easy being green Having to spend each day the color of the leaves When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow, or gold Or something much more colorful like that When “Bein’ Green” streams across [...]
My five-year tenure as President of ECJC was an exciting period of my Jewish organizational life. They were years in which the concept of a Jewish Europe was becoming a reality with the involvement of the communities of the former Soviet Union. I had a great board and very close cooperation with the Joint, especially from Alberto Senderey, and new ideas and projects were flowing and being enacted: The European [...]
I was happy to be involved with Leatid for about ten years and during that time hugely enjoyed the fellowship of the faculty who not only taught their own areas but enjoyed the interplay between the three fields of Community Development, Management Skills and Jewish Issues. Working with people who clearly cared about how all these worked together and saw each field as equally important held out the hope, realised [...]
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