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Posts by Doron Krakow

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 27 Nisan 5781

  Days of Memory   I remember being dazzled by magicians as a child. The good ones made things disappear and reappear right into and out of thin air. In real life, though, once something’s gone, it’s nearly impossible to bring it back. Nearly. Helena Czernak and Aleksander Prugar are two among countless Jews who … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 7 Adar 5781

Of Dreams and Heroes   Earlier this week, as part of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), I was extraordinarily privileged to participate in a conversation with a hero. Kerry Samuels grew up in Vancouver, Canada. A student leader, an accomplished athlete, and an aspiring philosopher and mathematician, he took a summer trip to … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 9 Sh’vat 5781

A Different Lens for the Last Four Years It would have been difficult not to have been moved by the pomp and pageantry of the inauguration of President Biden. Poignant and powerful calls for unity through common cause and purpose were punctuated by poetry and song, all in the presence of past presidents, both Democrat … Continued

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 25 Kislev 5781

Illumination Last night, we began the celebration of Hanukkah. The story of the Festival of Lights chronicles the heroic rebellion of the Maccabees against the Greeks and their Assyrian allies, who had ruled over the former Jewish Kingdom since its conquest at the hands of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.E. Prior to this rebellion, … Continued

Why This Is the Right Time to Build a Better Non-Profit

Within days of mandatory shelter-in-place orders, the COVID-19 pandemic plunged the JCC Movement into grave uncertainty. When the majority of the continent’s 164 Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) closed, their income streams—nearly 80 percent of which come from fees for service—dried up immediately. Like millions of other Americans, employees of JCC Association of North America, the … Continued