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Were You There?
Marvin Gelfand on the JCCs of North America Biennial
This Is Our Moment
Allan Finkelstein on the Future
Young Voices, Bold Visions
Rabbi Sharon Brous, Airel Beery
J’s Stake House
A tasting menu for JCC Association stake holders
Torahs For Our Troops
Our rst Torah’s journey to completion
Say Hello to Paula L. Sidman
JCC Association’s New Chair Looks Ahead
Voices from Generation Next
Rising stars from JCC boards convene at Biennial 2010
Oh What a Night (Y’all)!
Marcus JCC of Atlanta Redenes Hospitality
Six Tips for Successful Fundraising
From master fundraiser, Reynold Levy
Special sessions based on size-of-city energized delegates
The Tools JCCs Need
Bring home the tools from Biennial 2010 to your JCC
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Ariel Beery is the co-ounder and director o thePresenTense Group, as well as editor and publisher o PresenTense Magazine, and co-ounder othe PresenTense Institute or socially-mindedentrepreneurs. Ariel is also a widely-publishedcolumnist in over a dozen papers around the world.
Rabbi Sharon Brous
Rabbi Sharon Brous was listed among the Forward’s50 most inuential American Jews or three years in arow, and Newsweek has named her one o the leadingrabbis in the country, and IKAR one o the nation’smost vibrant congregations. In 2008, she received theJewish Community Foundation’s Inspired Leadership Award, and was one o Jewish Women International’s10 Jewish Women to Watch in 2009.
Beore becoming president o JCC Association 15 years ago, Allan held leadership positions at JCCs inLos Angeles, Columbus, and Bualo. He has taught atHebrew Union College in Los Angeles, and at BrandeisUniversity. He is oten called upon to speak about oneo his passions—new models o looking at Jewishcommunal lie, especially as it applies to collaborationbetween institutions.
President o New York’s Lincoln Center or thePerorming Arts, Levy served rom 1977-1984 asthe executive director o the 92nd Street Y, andsta director o the Task Force on the New York CityFiscal Crisis. In addition to his work in the nonproft world, Levy worked or AT&T in charge o governmentrelations, and acted as the president o the AT&TFoundation.
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