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  • A Fifth Question

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  • Brenner leaving Birthright NEXT for Moving Traditions

    Rabbi Daniel Brenner, the founding executive director of Birthright NEXT will be leaving the organization to become the director of Initiatives for Boys and Men at the Philadelphia-based Moving Traditions. Brenner’s appointment follows Moving Traditions’ release of Engaging Jewish Teenage Boys: A Call to Action, a comprehensive report offering seven lessons and seven principles to… More ▸

  • Ex-Hadassah chief to become head of Birthright NEXT amid expansion

    Birthright NEXT has announced new professional and lay leadership, among plans for expansion. NEXT, the well-funded, but somewhat embattled follow up program to Birthright Israel announced today in Phoenix that Morlie Levin will become its next CEO and that Al Levitt will become its chairman on May 10. Levin, who was previously the executive director… More ▸

  • Guest post: Other orgs can learn from post Birthright peer-to-peer success

    As a JPost writer and the director of Birthright NEXT debate whether there is enough follow-up programing for the 220,000 alumni of Birthright Israel trips, the Jim Joseph Foundation’s Josh Miller says that other organizations can learn from what successful follow-up initiatives have found works: The recent dialogue between Rabbi Daniel Brenner from Birthright Israel… More ▸

  • ‘Where’s the follow up?’

    Haviv Reteg Gur, in a recent Jerusalem Post Op-ed, called out the broader Jewish community over what he says is its failing to reach out to the 220,000 alumni of the free 10-day trips to Israel that Birthright Israel offers. Gur: A shared experience of 220,000 of the less-affiliated among Jewish youth could be the… More ▸

  • Changes at Birthright NEXT?

    Following up on a tip from a reader about layoffs at Birthright NEXT, we have just learned that the organization is undergoing a restructuring and has let go several employees. I don’t have much more information about the restructuring and hope to learn more soon, but I just received the following IM from the organization’s… More ▸