Fed Blog

A blog representing voices and views from the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon

At some of the most pivotal moments in history, collective leadership and collaboration lead to the most positive and successful outcomes. This certainly holds true in our ancient texts. In history and in our traditions, we see that the ability of leaders to partner, recognizing that no on…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 5.26.17

It has been a busy spring. Our community has come together many times, in significant ways, to mourn victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, to remember our fallen heroes on Yom HaZikaron, to celebrate Israel's 69th birthday on Yom Ha'Atzmaut and to honor 13 extraordinary women. The turnou…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 4.21.17

So much about life is choices. We make them all day long. What shoes should I wear? What should I eat for breakfast? What are we doing this weekend? These kinds of choices are insignificant. This week my oldest son, Matan, made an important decision. He finally decided where…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 2.10.17

There are heroes among us, every day. These are people who do extraordinary things from whom we all benefit.  Our heroes are our Federation donors, leaders, volunteers, cheerleaders and staff. Many of our heroes serve in multiple capacities and jump in to help every day in many different …

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 1.13.17

Just yesterday I was running along the boardwalk in Tel Aviv, thinking about my time in Israel.  It was an intense experience addressing the most critical issues concerning diaspora Jewry and the relationship between American Jews and Israel.  This was a study mission of sorts with my coll…