Are our Jewish institutions reflective of the diversity we see in the Jewish community? Abby Knopp challenges the audience to recognize diversity within their own communities and questions whether our Jewish in... stitutions are as inclusive as they could be. Ultimately she asserts that individuals and professionals can do more to practice the Jewish values of of hachnasat orchim (hospitality) and ahavat Yisrael (love of fellow Jews) in order to create more open and welcoming Jewish communities.See lessSee more
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UJA-Federation of New York presents the findings from the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011, a comprehensive study of the world's largest and most diverse Jewish community outside Israel. With 5,993 interviews - more than any other local or national Jewish community study - the findings and implications are vast.
There's no denying the rich, joyous, and stimulating experience of Jewish summer camp; research proves it contributes to Jewish identity, strengthens the Jewish community and fosters Jewish leadership. At Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), we believe camp must also reflect the diversity of today's Jewish community and be accessible for everyone.
Solomon Krishef was thrilled to learn that this summer he could go to his Jewish sleepaway camp for eight weeks - twice as long as the previous four summers. It was not to be for the Michigan teenager.
Chief Operating Officer | The Jewish Education Project
Abby Knopp is Chief Operating Officer at The Jewish Education Project in New York City. Throughout her career, Knopp has helped create Jewish communities that are inclusive in the broadest possible sense. Previously, Knopp worked with UJA-Federation of New York to expand their focus to include Russian-speaking Jewry, as well as assisted overnight camps’ expand recruiting efforts to focus on children from Russian-speaking backgrounds. In addition, Knopp created a department at the Foundation for Jewish Camp that currently works on inclusion of children with disabilities.