Maxie Kalish

A Look Into the Millennial Mind During High Holiday Season

Maxie Kalish

Ah, autumn! The crisp air. The pumpkin-spice everything. The relief of no more sweat dripping down my entire body. The ever-stylish knee-high boot and leather jacket combination. The High Holidays. The dilemma of the High Holidays. As a single twentysomething living in a big city, I’ve become that stereotypical Jewish millennial who has yet to join a synagogue.

Numbers, Names, and Creating Lasting, Personal Bonds

Maxie Kalish

As we welcome people new people into our groups, communities, and congregations, how can we really connect with them? My Birthright experience has taught me that learning a name or assigning a number isn’t enough. We need to create true collaboration in order to create that lasting bond.