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Meaningful, nuanced, authentic discussion and action

This Monday at 7pm, the Federation will be hosting an organizational meeting for a Community Relations Committee (CRC).  There are CRCs in approximately 125 communities throughout the country that each deal with individual community issues but have a similar mission and mandate: to protect …

One Stop Shop

I may work at the JEA but I also participate in almost everything the JEA has to offer. This is not only a testament to the great programs and services that the JEA offers – but as a working parent with two young children, the “one-stop shop” is a LIFESAVER. Last week was the perfect e…

We want you to shape the future

Thus far there have been 300 members of the community who have responded to the Jewish Community Survey, part of our Strategic planning for the future.
 
When I said to Joy Goldstein (the consultant who formatted the survey and will collate all the results) that “I thought this was a go…

Words we can all understand

I seem to think that I have a fairly good vocabulary and, over the years have been accused of using a complicated word when “plain speak” would have sufficed (guilty as charged).  Perhaps it has to with my parent’s insistence on developing our vocabulary, maybe a college major in Eng…

This is one of the latter

Over the years I have had people ask me, “Do you subscribe to a service for your column?”  No I don’t, although it would be nice if someone could write in “my voice.”  Others have asked, “When do you have time to write them?”  Usually, in terror on Friday afternoon, just bef…