From Nice to Effective: A Metric for Jewish Funders
Scott Shay, Chai Mitzvah Board President and author of "Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry" writes about effectively evaluating programs. Read his latest piece here.
Interested in Learning More About How Chai Mitzvah Can Help You?
Join us at for an informative webinar on June 26th at 2:00 pm. Get more info and register here.
Announcing Chai Mitzvah's New Director of Community Outreach
Joining the Chai Mitzvah staff this spring as Director of Community Outreach is Anita Silvert.
Anita received a Masters in Jewish Education from Spertus College (Chicago), and has taught the Melton Communiteen program. She was the Adult Jewish Educator for JCC Chicago’s Pritzker Center for Jewish Education, and worked as the theater director for Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute summer camp. Anita is a frequent presenter for Limmud, the global festival of Jewish learning, participating in UK, New York, Colorado, and Chicago. She is a founding organizer for Limmud Chicago, and recently completed her two-year role as volunteer Event Co-chair.
Anita writes the weekly blog, Jewish Gems and her Torah commentary column regularly appears in the JUF News. Anita has also been teaching and leading services regularly at Great Lakes Naval Recruiting Center (Navy boot camp) for almost five years. She has two daughters, Rachel and Malia, who are out of college and scattered around the country, while she keeps their rooms ready at her home in Northbrook, IL which she shares with her husband Don, a patent attorney, and teenage son David. In her “spare” time, Anita is a frequent performer in the Chicagoland community theater world.
Thinking of starting a Chai Mitzvah Group? Anita can get you started with everything you will need. Contact Anita at Anita@chaimitzvah.org.
Chai Mitzvah and JNF
In collaboration with the Jewish National Fund (JNF), Chai Mitzvah now plants a tree in Israel for each participant who completes their Chai Mitzvah program!
Chai Mitzvah is Growing!
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National Affiliations: Jewish Federations of NY, Limmud NA, RAVSAK, Moishe Houses, Jewish National Fund, JVillage,