What We Read in May 2020

June 2, 2020 | News

Nearly every day, Rosov Consulting team members share articles and blogs of interest on one of our many Slack channels, #RosovReads. We find some of these articles to be so insightful, informative, or even surprising that we want to share them more broadly to help our colleagues and partners. Enjoy some of May’s #RosovReads.

As colleges go virtual, students instead are heading to Israel on gap year programs
JTA reports that the uncertainty about what college will look like in the fall, coupled with Israel’s relative success beating back Coronavirus cases, appears to be driving up demand for gap year programs in Israel.

How the Social Sector Can Use Natural Language Processing
The Stanford Social Innovation Review has a piece on how invisible patterns in vast datasets cannot only automate a variety of tasks—freeing up people to do more valuable and creative work that machines can’t do—but can also provide new kinds of learning.

The Weight We Bear and the Significance We Offer: The Power of Jewish Day Schools in Small Communities
Lynn W. Raviv, an executive coach for Jewish day school administrators, writes in eJewish Philanthropy about the integral role Jewish Day Schools in small communities play in strengthening Jewish identity and continuity throughout North America.

We Will — We Must — Gather Again. One Day.
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, President and CEO of the Hadar Institute, explains in The Forward that even though we have seen what is possible now through digital platforms, he is holding onto the promise of in-person, immersive Jewish community experiences.