Elana Sztokman’s book, “The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish men in an egalitarian world”, published by Hadassah Brandeis Institute, was released in November 2011. Mishael Zion calls The Men's Section "a vital contribution well beyond the scene of liberal Orthodoxy", in his review at The Forward. Read about it here.Read More
The world of Jewish philanthropy is in the midst of a major transition. Struggling economies, rapidly changing economies, and young generations entering the fray with new expectations and realities all contribute to this evolution. The staff of Spirit Consulting have been working with a wide range of not-for-profit organizations in Israel, North America and Australia for 15 years and have watched as Jewish identity, peoplehood, and education have evolved, transforming the way organizations define the needs of the Jewish people. Read some of Elana’s insights into the world of Jewish philanthropy on the ejewishphilanthropy blog.Read More
Congregation Eshel Avraham is the spiritual, educational and communal center for promoting and protecting Masorti egalitarian Jewish values in Israel’s Negev. Founded in September 1976 by a predominantly immigrant community, Congregation Eshel Avraham is a vibrant space for a pluralistic Jewish experience in Beersheva. The community welcomes all members of society, of all ages and backgrounds, within the spirit of traditional, Zionist Judaism in an atmosphere of egalitarianism, tolerance, acceptance, diversity, joyfulness, Zionism and compassion. Read more here.Read More
Elana Sztokman has been a remarkably invigorating force in activating our organization through recognizing our uniqueness and our strengths and using her deep understanding of Jewish organizations to deepen our understanding of our own organization while helping us to set up a viable grant search process. In addition, she has retooled our school program with excellent research, creation of educational modules and engagement in a process of collaborative interaction with the principal and teachers. She is many faceted and invaluable in many ways -- and always inspirational.
Mitch Berman, Board President
Jewish Congregation of Maui