Pesah 2014: Learning Never Stops

While matzah will never be my favorite food, preparing for Pesah always excites me, because I have the opportunity to think about how I can find new ways to understand the larger meaning behind the Pesah story.  This week, my school published our annual Pesah Seder supplement, entitled Pesah 2014: Learning Never Stops.  The material in this supplement examines the section of the Haggadah where it states that even the wisest among us are obligated to tell the Pesah story.   I hope that you will use this material at your own sedarim, and share it with your family, friends, and local synagogue.   May you and your families have a Hag Kasher V’Sameah

Can the Conservative Movement Play Moneyball?

While I already wrote about how I want the Jewish Community to embrace Moneyball Judaism, my interest in this subject is most strongly connected to my passion for Conservative Judaism, and my belief that the Conservative Movement cannot revitalize itself until we insist on using quantifiable evidence to understand our current challenges. Today, I published my latest article for CJ Online, entitled Can the Conservative Movement Play Moneyball?, where I argue that asking strategic questions whose answers can be found through robust data can help the Conservative Movement rethink key assumptions about how we engage with the Jewish marketplace.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts.