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Distinguishing a Board’s Steering and Rowing Work

Distinguishing a Board's Steering and Rowing Work JANUARY 30, 2012
WILLIAM RYANhttp://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19496:distinguishing-a-boards-steering-and-rowing-work&catidAs described in the book Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards, to govern comprehensively, boards work in three modes: fiduciary, strategic, and generative. To use a metaphor in which an organization is a boat, boards can make two distinct types of contributions: steering and rowing.When steering, the board collectively: Sets the direction of the organization; Determines which values and logic will guide it; and Ensures the organization's resources are used prudently to advance its work. When rowing, board members individually or collectively expand the organization's resources by, among other things: Offering pro bono professional services or expertise to management;  Volunteering as front-line service providers; Ad…

A new Audio Tisch! "The Case for Commandedness: Religious Language for the non-Conformist"

The Case for Commandedness: "Religious Language for non-Conformists" Rabbi Menachem Creditor
>  Audio:http://soundcloud.com/rabbicreditor/the-case-for-commandedness >  Source Sheet:http://tinyurl.com/menachemcreditorcommandedness
For some, the source of religious authority is a God whose words and Will are known. For others, religious authority is irrelevant to their lives, based on many factors. But Jewish tradition offers, through so much of its texture, the possibility of an intensified experience of the world. Imagine a relationship of obligation that frees you and those you love as it guides, and jump into this exciting exploration and discussion! 

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This is an articulation of a healthy, reclaimed Zionism.

This is an articulation of a healthy, reclaimed Zionism. Sign on to this beautifully-written statement of Religious Ethical Zionism, co-authored by Rabbi Jack Moline, Agudas Achim Congregation (Conservative), Alexandria,  and Rabbi Daniel Daniel G. Zemel, Temple Micah (Reform), Washington, DC. -- https://sites.google.com/site/religiousethicalzionism. (The Language is below, but click here to sign on!) - Rabbi Creditor
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Tragically, with increasing frequency, we have been witnessing crimes committed by individuals who profess the most extreme expressions of orthodox Judaism. Anti-Zionist Haredim and Ultra-Zionist residents of settlements have:burned mosquessegregated women on public busesdefaced public propertyrefused to send Ashkenazi children to schools where they will mix with Sephardi childrenspit on and otherwise assaulted children, Christian clergy and womenattacked IDF soldiers to prevent them from carrying out legitim…

Professor Shaul Magid: "An Open Letter to Rabbi Dov Linzer on Modesty and Jewish Law"

OPINIONJanuary 26, 2012 An Open Letter to Rabbi Dov Linzer on Modesty and Jewish Law If the Talmud really says it's up to men to control their desires, why not dismantle those traditions that put the burden on women? By SHAUL MAGIDhttp://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/5613/an_open_letter_to_rabbi_dov_linzer_on_modesty_and_jewish_law COMMENT NOWPRINT Physical separation: for whose benefit? Shaul Magid
Shaul Magid is the Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. His next book,Jews and Judaism in Post-Ethnic America: Becoming an American Religion, will be published by the Ind

jpost.com: "First mixed prayer service in Knesset"

By JEREMY SHARON
25/01/2012
http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=255117


A historic prayer service was conducted in the Knesset on Wednesday by a leadership mission of the Masorti-Conservative movement from North America who held the first ever mixed men and women service in the Knesset.

The group, including male and female rabbis and communal leaders from the US and Canada, met with several MKs to discuss the issue of religion and state, including Ministers Dan Meridor and Uzi Landau, as well as Yohanan Plesner and Orit Zuaretz.

The meetings focused for the most part on the issue of religious radicalization in Israel and its influence on the country's image abroad, particularly in America.

As has been the norm for the group during the visit, they went to say the afternoon mincha prayers when their schedule of political engagements was over, and, as is the custom in the conservative streams of Judaism, men and women sat together without a partition.

The service…

this Sunday! "The Case for Commandedness: Religious Language for the non-Conformist"

"The Case for Commandedness: Religious Language for the non-Conformist" with Rabbi Menachem Creditor minyan 9:30am; talk and light breakfast 10:30am Congregation Netivot Shalom (netivotshalom.org)
For some, the source of religious authority is a God whose words and Will are known. For others, religious authority is irrelevant to their lives, based on many factors. But Jewish tradition offers, through so much of its texture, the possibility of an intensified experience of the world. Imagine a relationship of obligation that frees you and those you love as it guides, and jump into this exciting exploration and discussion!
--- Rabbi Menachem Creditor Congregation Netivot Shalom || menachemcreditor.org Rabbis for Women of the Wall|| Bay Area Masorti ||  ShefaNetwork To join Rabbi Creditor's email list, send a blank email to thetisch-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Check out my new album, "Within" on itunes!

Rabbi Andrew Sacks on Jpost: "Haagen Dazs - The Great Kashrut Controversy"

http://blogs.jpost.com/content/we-all-scream-ice-cream


Rabbi Andrew Sacks  is the Director of the Masorti [Conservative] Movement's Rabbinical Assembly in Israel (the organization of Masorti/Conservative rabbis) and the Masorti Movement's Bureau of Religious Affairs. The views expressed are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of Masorti organizations.

Monday Jan 23, 2012

We all scream for ice cream

Haagen-Dazs is NOT Kosher. Ouch! The Chief Rabbinate of Israel, who under Israeli law has sole authority for matters relating to Kashrut in Israel (despite the plethora of Badazim) has ordered the product removed from the store shelves. They have gone so far as to say that "those refusing to comply risk losing their Kashrut certification."  This abderian behavior, sad or funny though it may be, is becoming a trend.

Did someone discover lard in the ice cream? Is General Mills (the owner of Hagen-Dazs) spiking the product with pigs milk? The answers are no and no. T…

Who Is Saul Alinsky And Why Does Newt Gingrich Fear Him?

Who Is Saul Alinsky And Why Does Newt Gingrich Fear Him? January 22, 2012 By  http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/22/who-is-saul-alinsky-and-why-does-newt-gingrich-fear-him/

During his victory speech on Saturday night in South Carolina and his appearance on Meet The Press on Sunday morning, Newt Gingrich mentioned Saul Alinsky and how evil, dangerous, and un-American his influence is on America and American politics. He also tried to associate President Obama with him. But, who IS Saul Alinsky and why is Newt Gingrich so frightened of him?Well, it's pretty simple: Saul Alinsky was a writer and community organizer who empowered the poor no matter their race. He strove to give a voice to the voiceless by organizing them into a body capable of massive protests, believing that the poor and disenfranchised would have more power to make their voices heard if they would come together and speak as one. In other words, he added the voices of the poor to our democracy.Sa…

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down from Congress

May the heroism of Gabrielle Giffords be a model for others, to demonstrate gratitude and tenacity - and hope.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nguu0TkCTd4

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