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Posts by Doron Krakow

When We Rise | Shabbat Shalom, 5 Iyar, 5782, שבת שלום

When We Rise This was a very busy week for JCC Association, the JCC Movement, and the Jewish world. Staff members from six JCCs (Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, California; David Posnack JCC in Davie, Florida; Roth JCC of Greater Orlando, Florida; New Orleans JCC, Louisiana; JCC Greater Boston, Massachusetts; and Shalom Austin JCC, Texas) … Continued

Sovereignty | Shabbat Shalom, 28 Nisan, 5782, שבת שלום

Sovereignty  Poland. Slovakia. Hungary. Romania. Moldova. Over more than two months, these countries have welcomed millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing their war-torn home in the face of a brutal assault by a Russian dictator bent on empire-building at seemingly any cost. The geography of current day Ukraine is no stranger to war having been, for … Continued

Regular Days | Shabbat Shalom, 8 Adar II, 5782, שבת שלום

Regular Days What ever happened to regular days? They were central to the strategic plan. They’re when we get our work done. We design and develop programs. We build and evolve systems. We recruit and deploy leaders, managers, and staff. We measure our progress against short-, medium-, and long-term targets and expectations. We learn and … Continued

Ukraine | שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 1 Adar II, 5782

Ukraine It’s been nine days since Russian forces invaded Ukraine—pouring across the country’s northern, eastern, and southern borders. Though Putin’s malevolent intentions had long been clear, perhaps we had become somewhat inured to the absence of such aggressions through expansionist conduct in Europe following decades of relative calm. But war has come—and we are riveted … Continued