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Slingshot’s “10 to Watch” List

Center Honored for Groundbreaking Work The Center for Small Town Jewish Life has been named to the Slingshot fund’s inaugural “10 to Watch” list. An organization that engages young Jewish philanthropists to make lasting impact, Slingshot made its announcement on Jan. 29, 2020, honoring the Center and nine other young organizations in North America that are responding to … Continued

What the Periphery Can Teach the Center

It is 6:45 a.m. on a Sunday morning in April, and I am sitting in a coffee shop in Brookline, MA, with two young women. We’re staking out this very spot, across the street from the closest kosher supermarket to the town we live in, 185 miles away. The supermarket doors are due to open at 7A.M., and we’re sipping much-appreciated coffee as … Continued

eJewish Philanthropy

In my final year of rabbinical school, a leader from the Conservative movement shared an alarming assessment, “The future of the American Jewish community is in 12 major cities, and we need to find a way to let the rest go.” As an emerging American Jewish leader, predictions of demographic gloom were not novel for … Continued