There is something compelling in reminding ourselves of just how recently and how dangerously we have been here before, of why we as a people are committed to the concept of Never Again.
The hallmark of a good leader is not simply what she does while in office. It’s how she chooses to leave.
Does Ruth Messinger ever sleep? Looking back at all she has accomplished with American Jewish World Service, it’s hard to see how she’d find the time, Joy Levitt writes.
Ruth Messinger will step down next year as president of the international development group American Jewish World Service after 18 years at the helm.
VIDEO: It’s not easy for Jewish women to make it to the top of communal groups, as the Forward’s Salary Survey reveals. Martyna Starosta talks to three inspirational leaders.
It’s not easy for Jewish women to make it to the top of communal groups, as the Forward’s upcoming Salary Survey reveals. Martyna Starosta talks to three inspirational leaders.
At the center of Jewish tradition is the Sh’ma—the imperative to listen, to pay attention, to bear witness to the oneness of God in our own lives and in our global community. Our sages insist that we recite the Sh’ma with focus, clarity, and the unity of heart and mind. How can the act of listening anchor our lives with compassion, interconnection, and a shared commitment to justice? How can we use the framework of the Sh’ma to listen intently to people who are silenced, disempowered, or rendered invisible in our own communities and around the world? My story is about the centrality of listening—a prerequisite for pursuing human dignity and a principle for living Jewishly in a globalized world.
Finding the perfect NYC roommate is hard, but Ruth Messinger and Francesca Sternfeld did it. The fact that they’re grandmother and granddaughter is an added bonus.
The American Jewish World Service called on the Obama administration to pull ambassadors from Uganda and Nigeria because of what it says are escalating anti-gay and other repressive measures by those governments.
Ruth Messinger of AJWS and Marilyn Sneiderman of Avodah are friends, leaders — and roommates. Their apartment is a nexus of feminist Jewish social justice power.