While evaluating my role in handling the situation, I found that the leadership skills I acquired over the years in different organizations and settings served me well in dealing with COVID-19. Most of these skills were learned as a camp counselor.
On March 1, I arrived in Israel to visit the 87 teenagers I had brought there just five weeks earlier. Within hours, the world turned upside-down.
March 5, 2020 – Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) President Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Chair Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman issued this statement following Israel’s general election this week:
New York, NY; November 13, 2019 –The Union for Reform Judaism deplores the massive, ongoing rocket attacks unleashed by Islamic Jihad upon Israeli communities throughout the South of the country and the area around Gaza.