Month: June 2015

Loan Funds and Synagogue Buildings

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a central address for loans to synagogues? There are some organizations in communities like a Hebrew Free Loan Society, or a program of a local Jewish Vocational Service or Jewish Family Service that

Maine Jews: Building Sacred and Connected Community

When you go to a Jewish summer camp in Maine, people think that everyone comes from the Greater Boston area. This was true for the majority of my camp friends. But there were campers from Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, Bangor, and even

Does Size Really Matter?

Back in my day, I was quite the high school basketball player. I had flashes of brilliance on the summer camp circuit. And even in a couple of high school games. We shut down Ronnie Lee from Lexington High School

Diversify Income

I always feel an obligation to attend my synagogue’s annual meeting. We have been a part of the Temple Ner Tamid community for more than 20 years. And I admit that I often write about stuff that I observe through