What comes next

16 May

I realize I’ve been a little M.I.A. lately, but I have a good excuse! I have started to use my organizing skills in a new way. As you may know, the grant that made my position possible at the San Francisco based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund reached its successful completion early this spring. So, after many years, I left the work of advancing the lives of LGBT Jews in the very capable hands of Sasha T. Goldberg who is the Bay Area Director of Keshet (info).

I am still in the loop: I still serve on local committees for JCRC, NUJLS, and Keshet, proudly claim my membership at Sha’ar Zahav, as well as continue to be involved in the work of a variety of groups. After only a few months consulting outside of the Jewish community, I accepted a temporary position with the New Israel Fund as Interim Regional Co-Director while Becky Buckwald is out on maternity-leave through August. I am already deep into helping with the Annual Guardian of Democracy Dinner (info), shaping the logistics of NIF’s International Board Meeting and promoting local events such as Love, Hate and the Jewish State (info).
Say Yes to Better Israel with the New Israel Fund
Working with the brilliant folks like Orli Bein, Steve Rothman, Daniel Sokatch, Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, Hannah Ellenson and Etai Freedman has already given me an incredible opportunity to engage with topics that I care about in a whole new context.
This new professional chapter for me has just started and already it has been incredibly rewarding. While I don’t know where I am specifically going to land again in September, I do know that I’d like to continue using my organizing skills for a cause I care about, but that could of course could be within a variety of areas.

I’m open to ideas and I want to hear from you! I’m excited to see what happens next! Much love and hope to see you soon!


Posted by on May 16, 2012 in LGBT Alliance



8 responses to “What comes next

  1. Martin

    May 16, 2012 at 11:27 am

  2. bonita

    May 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    So proud of you, Lady Lisa. You make this world an especially radiant place to be…

  3. rachel

    June 11, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Hi Lisa,

    As a fellow young Jew I find your blog to be extremely interesting and insightful. I have a handful of queer Jewish friends who will also find your blog to be helpful. One current issue in the Jewish community that I am concerned with is the environment. Will you join me and other Jewish environmentalists in support of the EPA’s new carbon pollution standard?


    • Lisa Finkelstein

      June 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks for your message, Rachel! I am really winding down my LGBT Queer Jewish blogging days. Yet, I am pleased to know that this blog is still relevant to you and your community. I just signed up to support the EPA’s new carbon pollution standard – thanks for sharing the link!

      • rachel

        June 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

        Thank you! I am sending this along to my friends now. Happy pride week!

  4. Jill Sarah Moscowitz

    November 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Lisa, keep in touch. I’d love to see if I can support your next move.


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