Israel & the World

September 1, 2016

Turning 10 Days of Travel into Lifelong Friendships

NEXTGen Detroit’s Mifgash Program Reunites Israeli and American Birthright Alumni in Detroit

August 1, 2016

Meet Stacy Doctoroff

After her first (and only) marathon run in 2008, Stacy Doctoroff turned in her running shoes for other equally focused pursuits: returning to school; earning her Master’s degree and credentials as a licensed therapist; starting a private practice; and stepping up to more and more challenging roles in the Jewish community. “My commitments grow out of my passions,” she says. Married to Andrew Doctoroff, mother of three teens, Board Member of Federation, Board Liaison for Tamarack Camps and current Chair of the Israeli Camper Program – still running at her own pace - Stacy has won the esteem of the community as recipient of Federation’s Sylvia Simon Greenberg Award for Young Leadership.

Interfaith Mission
July 4, 2016

Tightening the Bond

First-Time Special Mission Shares Israel with Interfaith Couples

June 1, 2016

Battling the Hydra-Headed BDS Beast

My first anti-BDS battle took place at the 2007 annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, the 35,000-member organization for literature and foreign language teachers. There already had been anti-Israel divestment resolutions at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT and a few other schools, but this was the first major drive at a national faculty association.We debated the […]

Andrea Goldstein
May 1, 2016

Called to Serve

Last year, they were students carrying book bags. This year, they are Israeli soldiers carrying the responsibility of defending our Jewish State.

May 1, 2016

So You Think You Know Hummus?

Light years away from the stuff that comes in store-bought tubs where you dip baby carrots, hummus in Israel is a butter-cream-like staple on the table. According to chef Michael Solomonov, celebrated Israeli restaurateur known for his bustling Dizengoff  hummusiya and landmark restaurant, Zahav, in Philadelphia,  “There’s something transcendent about the perfect bowl of hummus that […]

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