Articles

I have been published by The Forward, MyJewishLearning, eJewishPhilanthropy, the Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish World Service, the Jewish Theological Seminary, United Synagogue Youth, and many other Jewish organizations.  Below are links to articles I have written on Jewish prayer, education, social justice, and other topics.

Jewish Prayer

  1. Meaningful Tefillah in the Synagogue, Jewish Theological Seminary
  2. Physical Movement in Jewish Prayer, MyJewishLearning
  3. Bedtime Shema, MyJewishLearning
  4. Shacharit, Minhah and Maariv, MyJewishLearning
  5. Instruments on Shabbat and Holidays, MyJewishLearning
  6. A Kavannah After Hurricane Sandy, Schechter School of Long Island

Jewish Education 

  1. Camp and School- Context Matters, William Davidson School of Jewish Education
  2. I am a Teacher, I am a Text, RAVSAK’s HaYidion Magazine
  3. How To Love the Wicked Son, Jewish Federations of North America (Page 22)
  4. Judaism and the Rights of Children, Joint Distribution Committee
  5. No Trust, No Torah, RAVSAK’s Book Bag
  6. Teacher-as-Text, Encounters at Brandeis University
  7. A Beit Midrash for the Whole Community, eJewishPhilanthropy

Leadership and Change Management

  1. See Judaism for the First Time, Atlanta Jewish Times
  2. Getting the Little Things Wrong, The Times of Israel
  3. Listen to the Wicked Child, The Times of Israel
  4. Fools for Judaism, The Times of Israel
  5. Institutions Are Not Holy, The Times of Israel
  6. Community, Covenant, and Polarity Management, The Times of Israel
  7. Can We Fight Fairly?, The Times of Israel
  8. What Do You Do With An Idea?, eJewishPhilanthropy
  9. Organizational Mashups and Rethinking Millennial Engagement, eJewishPhilanthropy
  10. Who Will Build Our Idea Factory?, CJ Voices Online
  11. Moneyball Judaism- We’re Not Selling Jeans Here, eJewishPhilanthropy
  12. What’s the Cure for an Immunity to Change?, CJ Voices, eJewishPhilanthropy

Synagogue Transformation

  1. Don’t Throw Away People, The Times of Israel
  2. Synagogues Are Not Helpless, eJewishPhilanthropy
  3. Who Saves the Synagogue?, The Times of Israel
  4. Why Synagogues Need a Checklist Manifesto, eJewishPhilanthropy
  5. Synagogues Are More Than Spreadsheets, The Times of Israel
  6. Can Synagogues Develop a Playbook to Survive Disruption?, eJewishPhilanthropy
  7. Will Your Synagogue be a Club or a Cause?, eJewishPhilanthropy
  8. What Job is the Synagogue Hired To Do?, eJewishPhilanthropy

Conservative Judaism

  1. Where Are Our Cheerleaders?, USCJ100 Blog
  2. A Bnai Mitzvah Birthright: Betting the House on Immersive Education, CJ Voices
  3. Can the Conservative Movement Play Moneyball?, CJ Voices
  4. The Optimistic Movement, Conservative Judaism Magazine
  5. Shaping Intentionally Inviting Communities, eJewishPhilanthropy
  6. How to Fix Conservative Judaism’s Brand Problem, The Forward

Judaism and the Environment

  1. Caring for Creation- Judaism and the Environment, United Synagogue Youth
  2. Bal Tashhit and Energy Efficiency, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
  3. Climate Change: Few Are Guilty, All Are Responsible, People’s Climate March

Social Justice and International Development

  1. Lekh Lekha: Global Hunger Shabbat, Kehilat Hadar
  2. Hayyei Sarah: Death With Dignity, American Jewish World Service
  3. Vayetze: The Ladder of Integrity, American Jewish World Service
  4. Vayigash: Giving the Voiceless a Name, American Jewish World Service
  5. Vayakhel: Stirring Up the Heart, American Jewish World Service
  6. Bemidbar: Every Person Counts, American Jewish World Service
  7. Naso: The Blessings of Education, American Jewish World Service
  8. Shoftim: A Just Judiciary, American Jewish World Service
  9. Ki Tetze: iPhones and Workers’ Rights, American Jewish World Service
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