Clal nurtures new skills in leaders, helping them to prepare for the civic, spiritual, intellectual and ethical challenges in American life.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, Clal honored Larry Gellman’s leadership as Clal chairman, and celebrated Debra Tuchman’s installation as new Chairman. From her board and community volunteer work to her passion for making a difference, Debra personifies the best of American Jewish life. Proudly Jewish, civically engaged, and dedicated to making Jewish wisdom a greater resource for all, she embodies Clal’s mission.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield gave the keynote speech at the 2011 Jewish Professionals Leadership Conference.
"We believe this is a classic expression of the errors in judgment that have crept into the left over time. Such positions have influenced many to accept the distorted Palestinian anti-Israel narrative and a false moral equivalence between Israeli and Palestinian behaviors...."
"...Weiner would do well to look to the great Jewish sage Maimonides and his ‘Four R’s’ for further instruction, Kula said: Recognition of what he really did. Regret for what he did. Repair of his own character and the relationships he damaged. And reconciliation, ‘which will only happen in the end with his doing the work and a bit of grace,’ Kula said..." More...
"...Yes, you made a stupid mistake and then you lied, which made something stupid much worse, but our reaction says much more about us than you.
Former Milwaukeean Larry Gellman recently ended a three-year term as chair of the board of directors of CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, according to a release. More...
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, 6/1/11
Dr. Bruce Prescott, host of Religious Talk, discusses the challenge of religious fanaticism, and the situation in the Middle East with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, co-founder along with Dr. Barbara Boyd, of The Middle Prairie Institute for Religion and Public Life at the University of Oklahoma.
In the lede on 5/26/11: "What will ‘Jewish’ look like as today’s new media evolves into tomorrow’s new media? Learners are increasingly Gamers, Designers, and Builders (Tinkerers). New media landscapes allow learners to develop and hone their affinities, teach themselves, and mentor their virtual peers. They collaborate in problem solving online and offline, and their design skills are increasingly important.
Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership named Debra Tuchman as chairman, succeeding Larry Gellman.
Clal’s Rabbis Without Border Fellow Rachel Kahn-Troster was selected as one of The Jewish Week’s 36 under 36. More...
By Julie Wiener from the Jewish Week 5/10/11