Leadership Blog

Update: SAUSD Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Dear community members,
Having received sincere messages of support, concern, confusion, and disappointment from many of you since my last posting on concerns about SAUSD's ethnic studies courses, I am writing to update you on our conversations with school district leadership. To be clear…

Addressing Concerns: Ethnic Studies Curriculum Update

Dear community members,  

As you may be aware, this past week, the Orange County-based Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) approved two new ethnic studies courses for high school students to commence in the fall of 2023. These courses contain misinformation and are a direct assault o…

Insights and Wisdom: Our Recent Trip to Israel

Dear Friends,

I have just returned from our Solomon Society Israel@75 – Dubai Mission, for many of us our first return to Israel since the pandemic; for a few it was their very first trip to Israel.
Traveling with a diverse group of 24 guys provides an opportunity to experience the jour…

Terror Attack in Israel: JFedOC Statement

We mourn, with Jewish Federations of North America and our global Jewish community, the seven victims of a horrific terror attack on Friday night at a synagogue in Jerusalem: 14-year-old Asher Natan, married couple Eli and Natalie Mizrahi, 56-year-old Rephael Ben Eliyahu, 68-year-old Shaul H…

We Honor Their Memory

As we prepared to send this message, we were shocked and saddened by the horrific act of violence in which at least 7 Israelis were killed as they observed Shabbat at a synagogue in East Jerusalem.

Our hearts are with their families and the community, in grief.

Dear Friends,
“We must…