Security in Israel

We are continuing to monitor the security situation in Israel. For more information on our summer security policy, look here:

The Alumni Experience, Reversed

Read our most recent article by Manager of Alumni Initiatives, Aaron Steinberg, about our Alumni Engagement Strategy in eJewish Philanthropy:

BYFI's Mishael Zion named "Rabbi to Watch" by Newsweek

Mazal Tov to Mishael Zion, BYFI's Co-Director, for being featured on Newsweek/The Daily Beast's "Rabbis to Watch" List, showcasing emerging rabbinic talent!

Passover Resources

Hello Bronfmanim, Check out some great Passover resources - Haggadah's and online supplements -  from our community and friends!

The Bronfman Haggadah by Edgar M. Bronfman and Jan Aronson,

"Bringing 'Hevruta' Into the Boardroom" - Sh'ma Piece by BYFI Co-Directors

Check out BYFI Co-Directors Becky Voorwinde and Mish Zion's piece "Bringing 'Hevruta' Into the Boardroom" in Sh'ma, A Journal of Jewish Ideas:

BYFI in eJewish Philanthropy!

Check out this special edition of eJewish Philanthropy about BYFI's 25th, featuring articles by Professor Joe Reimer, Dr. Shira Fishman '94, Naamah Paley '02, Ella Shteingart '88, and Idit Klein '89!

Being a Shaliach Tzibur, a Servant of the Community: Lessons from Yom Kippur by Rabbi Mishael Zion

In the small minyan in Jerusalem where I spent the high holy days of my childhood, as the shaliach tzibur of mussaf would rise to start his prayers, a hush of trepidation would go through the congregation. It is a trepidation that I imagine many daveners feel before mussaf, as the chazzan opens the service with one of the most raw and open prayers in the machzor: Hineni, heAni miMa'as... "Here I am, a person of impoverished acts..."
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