TBI Get Together - July 2014

Follow-Up from Our Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip Two Months Later

It’s now been two months since the Taglit-Birthright Israel I co-led returned, which is making me reflect on what’s gone on since then.   We’ve gotten an entire third of our trip together twice now and I’ve also met up with several of our participants on multiple occasions. We are lucky in that many of READ MORE

Rabbi Drew teaching at ILTC 2011

Serving as a Judaic Educator at BBYO’s ILTC [Throwback Thursday]

In the summers of 2011 and 2012, I served for a few weeks at B’nai B’rith Youth Organization’s International Leadership Training Conference (BBYO ILTC) as one of two Judaic Educators.  While I had worked as a madrich for a few summers during college at BBYO summer programs at B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp (BBPC), where ILTC READ MORE

Group selfie at Conversation and Cocktails - July 2014

“Conversation & Cocktails” Takes Place in Orange County

Last night, I led a discussion with over a dozen young adults (20s-30s) in Costa Mesa to hear their ideas about what they are interested in doing for Jewish learning opportunities. Suggestions from participants included topics, locations, and events to do. It was a nice opportunity for them to have their voices heard as well READ MORE

SoCal JYAE2

Re-Branding SoCal Jewish Young Adult Enrichment

A year-and-a-half ago when I was creating a new brand for reaching out to young Jews in their 20s-30s in the greater Orange County and Long Beach area, I realized that my focus was getting something out quickly. I needed an additional brand to Southern California Jewish Student Services (SoCalJSS), which focussed on university and READ MORE

Community Profile in LBJL - July 2014

Profiled in this Month’s Issue of “Long Beach Jewish Life”

It’s been a while since I’ve been profiled in a Jewish news medium, which is why I’m glad to share that I was profiled in this month’s issue of Long Beach Jewish Life (pages 6-9). The writer, Jon Strum, kicks off his article “To date, our Meet the Rabbi series has introduced Long Beach Jewish Life READ MORE