Entries by jordan

Letter to the Community – April 7, 2020

Dear Friends:  These days, conversations and newsfeeds fixate on numbers. We total the days apart from loved ones in self-isolation, add up disease hot-spots around the world, assess the rates of unemployment, and devastatingly, count the lives affected and lost due to COVID-19.  In our collective efforts to save lives by staying home, we have […]

Tips from The Hive: Bee Organized

by Abigail Green, Hive Hospitality Assistant  Passover is about transition, something that all of us are going through right now. We’re transitioning to socially distant lifestyles, virtual learnings, YouTube workouts, and holiday celebrations on Zoom.  As we practice the tradition of clearing our kitchens of chametz (items prohibited during Passover) and transition into a period of unleavened bread and historical retellings – I also see it as an opportunity […]

Guest Blog: Reflections on Coalition Building

by Jonah Rothstein, Moishe House Jewish Education Retreats Manager In November of last year, over 30 young Jewish leaders from around the country gathered at Leichtag Commons for a Moishe House learning retreat with a theme of coalition building: the process through which people and groups organize to achieve a common purpose. This was the first year we had […]

Food Systems Map with Center on Policy Initiatives

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a nonprofit partner committed to economic prosperity, sustainable communities, and healthy environments for all. They provide analysis, policy solutions, and education to support social and economic justice for working people and diverse communities in the San Diego region. A Leichtag Foundation grant in 2017 helped CPI conduct research and […]

The Hive’s Climate Change Commitment

by Michelle Poliner, Events Manager   A few months ago, I attended Hazon’s annual Jewish Food Conference at the Isabella Friedman Center, their farm-to-table kosher retreat center in Falls Village, CT, where foodies from around the world convened to learn more about how we can apply Jewish values and heritage to identify solutions for climate change. For four days this question […]