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#throwbackthursday: Serving a Complex Israel: A report on Israel-based Immersive Jewish Service-learning

As part of our ten-year anniversary celebration, we are participating in the popular social media trend “Throwback Thursday” by sharing a report from some of Rosov’s earliest work on our website and social media. In Rosov Consulting’s early days, sharing findings with the greater field was not a priority, so we are using this as a chance to “resurface” important research and analysis that we conducted that might not have received the audience it warranted. This month for #throwbackthursday, we are sharing the study, “Serving a Complex Israel: A report on Israel-based Immersive Jewish Service-learning,” which was commissioned by Repair the World and The Jewish Agency for Israel to learn more about the appeal of and outcomes associated with participation[Read More…]

10 Years of Impact: Barry Finestone, Jim Joseph Foundation

Rosov Consulting is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2018 — an opportunity to share learnings and insights we’ve picked up in our decade of work related to Jewish education, engagement, and philanthropy. A series of short videos throughout the year will feature current and former clients reflecting on our work together. We hope these videos yield useful and relevant information, and help us all better understand how the field of Jewish engagement and education has and continues to evolve. Please enjoy a very special fourth video in the series featuring Barry Finestone, President and CEO of the Jim Joseph Foundation. Special thanks to Midnight Media for this month’s video.

7 Questions with Natalia Nefedyeva

In “7 Questions With…,” we share a brief Q&A with a staff member. In this edition, we hear from Natalia (“Natasha”) Nefedyeva, who joined Rosov Consulting in 2017, bringing extensive experience working with diverse stakeholder groups and project management in a multi-cultural environment.

Just Released: Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home

Just Released: Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home Following Different Families for Ten Years, Authors Uncover Deep Impact of Family Networks in Jewish Identity Formation Book Launch Events May 28 in Toronto and June 6 in Jerusalem Jerusalem — In Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home (Indiana University Press, 2018), Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor offer a deep look at 16 families who share one common denominator: for one year all of their children attended the same pluralistic Jewish day school in downtown Toronto. After that year, the lives of the children and their parents went in many different directions. Based on a study that ran for ten years, Jewish Family explores the radically different trajectories of the 16 families, while demonstrating the deep[Read More…]

Prizmah’s Leadership Academy Addresses the Needs of the Day School Field

By Jane Taubenfeld Cohen and Ilisa Cappell Prizmah seeks to strengthen the ecosystem of day school leadership. We believe that schools with strong lay and professional leadership are in a better position to focus on critical strategic issues facing their communities. We believe that when trust is a governing force between lay and professional teams, schools are well equipped to deal with the challenges and opportunities that come their way. We believe that leadership doesn’t have to be lonely and that there are skills, capacities and dispositions that can be learned. And we believe we can help. We outline here the steps we have taken to accomplish our ambitious goals and the ways in which our vision is evolving as[Read More…]

10 Years of Impact: Brian Jaffee, Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

Rosov Consulting is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2018 — an opportunity to share learnings and insights we’ve picked up in our decade of work related to Jewish education, engagement, and philanthropy. A series of short videos throughout the year will feature current and former clients reflecting on our work together. We hope these videos yield useful and relevant information, and help us all better understand how the field of Jewish engagement and education has and continues to evolve. Please enjoy the third video in the series featuring Brian Jaffee, Executive Director of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.