CX Diary: Week Ending 20/04/2013
I am the middle of a fourteen day unbroken stint at the moment. On the one hand it is draining, but on the other it is invigorating as I see our communities truly engage with our members, inspiring them, and helping them along their Jewish journey.
CX Diary: Week Ending 13/04/2013
Having spent a really lovely Pesach in Israel, having heard the weather reports from England, I realised how lucky I was away from the desperately cold Chag so many of our members were suffering (Sorry!). It is always a pleasure keeping Pesach in Israel because of the ease of purchasing all the kosher for Pesach products there, although the issue of Kitniyot was always on our mind.
Highlights From Across The US: Interview With Stephen Pack, President of the United Synagogue
CX Diary: Week Ending 16/03/2013
One of the challenges of the United Synagogue is maintaining and improving the properties at our Shuls. With quite a lot of aging buildings, population movement and increasing demand for services by our members this places a significant burden on the organisation to try and ensure our buildings are fit for purpose.
"The Will to Life": Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks' Keynote Address at the AIPAC Policy Conference
On Monday 4th March 2013, the Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks delivered a keynote address, entitled "The Will to Life", at the AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Policy Conference in Washington D.C.
Addressing close to 5,000 of the delegates present at the conference, the Chief Rabbi praised the work of AIPAC before speaking about the dangerous re-emergence of European antisemitism as well as the modern day miracle that is the State of Israel.
Below the video is the transcript of the speech.