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From the desk of Rabbi Steven Burg, AISH CEO

Rabbi Burg with Rabbi Mayer Schmukler and Dr. Matt Hintze
Rabbi Burg

Think Jewish. Live Inspired.

Everywhere I go, people are taken by our efforts to bring Jewish wisdom to the masses. I was blessed to be in Los Angeles for a brief trip where I got to meet Rabbi Mayer Schmukler and Dr. Matt Hintze, two phenomenal educators.

Aish staff with Michelle and Bob Diener at their home
Rabbi Burg

Climbing the Summit

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing work that has taken years to accomplish come to fruition. I had such a moment this past week when nearly nine years of dedicated efforts at Aish seemed to come together in the most magnificent way at the first annual Aish Legacy Summit in Miami.

Rabbi Burg & Rabbi Mathias at the Brooklyn Nets
Rabbi Burg

From the Brooklyn Nets to the White House

From Brooklyn I headed to Washington DC for a long overdue trip. I have been traveling to DC for the past few decades to represent the Jewish people on varying levels of political engagement.

Rabbi Burg

Aish and Chabad United

As I have said often, Aish cannot accomplish our important work alone. So I was overjoyed to get a call from my close friend and Aish Executive Board Member, Louis Mayberg.

Bibas family hostage posters
Rabbi Burg

Praying for Kidnapped Babies

A few nights ago I was asked by a local group in Bergen County New Jersey to share words of Torah on a zoom for a group that recites Psalms together for the soldiers and captives in Israel. I was honored by the request and immediately accepted. A few hours later, one of the organizers informed me that Maurice Shnaider, the uncle of Shiri and Yarden Bibas who were brutally kidnapped with their small children Kfir and Ariel, would join us on the zoom.

Captain Ron Afrimi
Rabbi Burg

Captain Ron Afrimi

This week we lost a member of our Aish Israel community. Captain Ron Afrimi grew up as a secular Israeli. In high school Ron majored in music and after graduation enlisted in the IDF.

Aish social media content
Rabbi Burg

Investing in the Jewish People

Our goal was to make the acquisition of Jewish wisdom, which has been responsible for the establishment of ethics and morality across the globe for the past 3500 years, part and parcel of the definition of what it means to be Jewish.

Aish student dancing with Torah at IDF base
Rabbi Burg

Tears Flowing in the IDf

At the base, the Torah was completed and every student had a chance to dance with the new Torah. Our students brought tremendous spirit and joy to the event.

Rabbi Reuven Biermacher
Rabbi Burg

A Precious Soul

Eight years ago on 11 Tevet on the Hebrew calendar, we received a call that one of our dearest faculty members, Rabbi Reuven Biermacher HY”D was slaughtered as he left the Old City of Jerusalem.

President Biden and Dougass Emhoff at the White House
Rabbi Burg

White House on (Hanukkah) Fire

At the end of the night we had a chance to hear from President Biden who expressed his support for Israel and the Jewish Nation.

Rabbi Berkovitz speaking with Aish student
Rabbi Burg

Engaging (even anti-Israel) Young Jews

We must make a strong case for the fact that Judaism brought morality and ethics to the world. We must recapture their passion and utilize it to make the world a better place.

Rabbi Burg and the Israel Economic Forum
Rabbi Burg

Sleepless Nights

This past week I traveled to seven cities in five days with Aish’s indefatigable Executive Director, Rabbi Ben Gonsher.

Aish partners packing food for soldiers
Rabbi Burg

300,000 Jews

300,000 Jews traveled to Washington to tell the world that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jews of Israel. The spirit of the Jewish Nation can never be broken. Am Yisroel Chai!

police officer receiving award at Aish ceremony
Rabbi Burg

A 13 year old Proud Jew

As this unprecedented situation continues with over 200 of our Jewish brothers and sisters in captivity, we are quickly learning who our friends are around the world.

girls shopping in a grocery store
Rabbi Burg

Love Has No Borders

One of the highlights amongst all the sorrow has been the incredible amount of kindness that has come as a result of so many Jews being displaced from their homes.

Rabbi Burg

Prayers Heard Around the World

With the help of a small group of dedicated partners who care deeply for the Jewish nation, the heads of Aish Israel, Rabbi Eitiel Goldwicht and Rabbi Shimmy Kaufman leapt into action coordinating a “Global Day of Prayer for the Hostages and the Missing.

Rabbi Burg

Sending Love with a Broken Heart

Our hearts are broken over the pain that the Jewish Nation has suffered. Yet, there is an inner resolve among us all that we must now move forward and support the IDF as they seek the return of the captives.

Rabbi Burg

Love from Israel

So many emotions have run through my heart over the past few days: incredible sadness at what has transpired; tremendous pride at the heroes who raced down south to save Jews; and, an unbreakable commitment to do whatever I can do strengthen the Jewish people.

Rabbi Burg

Our Collective Super Power

I told one of our supporters recently that I believe that Aish’s “Super Power” is the fact that we listen carefully to feedback. We know that the only way to be truly successful is to keep improving, and improvement only comes with guidance and the humility to listen to others.

Rabbi Burg

Unforgettable Moments & Reflecting on Rosh HaShana

May the coming year be one filled with laughter, passion, inspiration, joy and fulfillment. May the Almighty bless us all with a closeness to Him and each other. May we merit to reunite with Him in His holy palace in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Burg

Love & Hugs

My friends, love is the one resource which is unlimited and we will never run out. Let’s spread our love among our Jewish brothers and sisters.

Rabbi Burg

Help Me Fix This

The biggest threat that I am more concerned about than any of the other typical menaces is the lack of unity among the Jewish people.

Rabbi Burg

efg@aish

The success of the Jewish people has always revolved around community. We are strongest when our community is united and most vulnerable when we are at odds with each other. During this time we reflect on our lives. What can we be doing better?

Rabbi Burg

Who is your community?

The success of the Jewish people has always revolved around community. We are strongest when our community is united and most vulnerable when we are at odds with each other. During this time we reflect on our lives. What can we be doing better?

Rabbi Burg

Nothing is Sweeter Than This

I travel to be with my Jewish family all around the world. Nothing is sweeter than to sit and talk with Jews from different communities.

Rabbi Burg

Falling In Love

Whether it be online or in cities around the world, Aish is inspiring the Jewish nation. Our mission continues to be to ensure 100% of our brothers and sisters ‘Fall in Love with being Jewish’.

Rabbi Burg

Push Forward

This past week, Aish ordained six young rabbis in Jerusalem. I was honored to speak at their graduation.

Think Jewish. Live Inspired.

Think Jewish. Live Inspired.

Everywhere I go, people are taken by our efforts to bring Jewish wisdom to the masses. I was blessed to…
Climbing the Summit

Climbing the Summit

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing work that has taken years to accomplish come to fruition. I had such…
From the Brooklyn Nets to the White House

From the Brooklyn Nets to the White House

From Brooklyn I headed to Washington DC for a long overdue trip. I have been traveling to DC for the…
Aish and Chabad United

Aish and Chabad United

As I have said often, Aish cannot accomplish our important work alone. So I was overjoyed to get a call…
Praying for Kidnapped Babies

Praying for Kidnapped Babies

A few nights ago I was asked by a local group in Bergen County New Jersey to share words of…
Captain Ron Afrimi

Captain Ron Afrimi

This week we lost a member of our Aish Israel community. Captain Ron Afrimi grew up as a secular Israeli.…
Investing in the Jewish People

Investing in the Jewish People

Our goal was to make the acquisition of Jewish wisdom, which has been responsible for the establishment of ethics and…
Tears Flowing in the IDf

Tears Flowing in the IDf

At the base, the Torah was completed and every student had a chance to dance with the new Torah. Our…
A Precious Soul

A Precious Soul

Eight years ago on 11 Tevet on the Hebrew calendar, we received a call that one of our dearest faculty…
White House on (Hanukkah) Fire

White House on (Hanukkah) Fire

At the end of the night we had a chance to hear from President Biden who expressed his support for…
Engaging (even anti-Israel) Young Jews

Engaging (even anti-Israel) Young Jews

We must make a strong case for the fact that Judaism brought morality and ethics to the world. We must…
Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights

This past week I traveled to seven cities in five days with Aish’s indefatigable Executive Director, Rabbi Ben Gonsher.
US Senator and the Knesset Speaker

US Senator and the Knesset Speaker

This past week I spent time with two career politicians, one Israeli and one American who were deeply soulful gentlemen.
300,000 Jews

300,000 Jews

300,000 Jews traveled to Washington to tell the world that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the Jews of Israel.…
A 13 year old Proud Jew

A 13 year old Proud Jew

As this unprecedented situation continues with over 200 of our Jewish brothers and sisters in captivity, we are quickly learning…
Love Has No Borders

Love Has No Borders

One of the highlights amongst all the sorrow has been the incredible amount of kindness that has come as a…
Prayers Heard Around the World

Prayers Heard Around the World

With the help of a small group of dedicated partners who care deeply for the Jewish nation, the heads of…
Sending Love with a Broken Heart

Sending Love with a Broken Heart

Our hearts are broken over the pain that the Jewish Nation has suffered. Yet, there is an inner resolve among…
Love from Israel

Love from Israel

So many emotions have run through my heart over the past few days: incredible sadness at what has transpired; tremendous…
One of the most meaningful experiences of my life

One of the most meaningful experiences of my...

This week has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. From my perch overlooking the Western Wall…
Reflecting on Yom Kippur, Thinking about Sukkos

Reflecting on Yom Kippur, Thinking about Sukkos

Words cannot accurately describe the atmosphere at Aish over Yom Kippur.
Our Collective Super Power

Our Collective Super Power

I told one of our supporters recently that I believe that Aish’s “Super Power” is the fact that we listen…
Unforgettable Moments & Reflecting on Rosh HaShana

Unforgettable Moments & Reflecting on Rosh HaShana

May the coming year be one filled with laughter, passion, inspiration, joy and fulfillment. May the Almighty bless us all…
Love & Hugs

Love & Hugs

My friends, love is the one resource which is unlimited and we will never run out. Let’s spread our love…
Help Me Fix This

Help Me Fix This

The biggest threat that I am more concerned about than any of the other typical menaces is the lack of…
efg@aish

efg@aish

The success of the Jewish people has always revolved around community. We are strongest when our community is united and…
Who is your community?

Who is your community?

The success of the Jewish people has always revolved around community. We are strongest when our community is united and…
Nothing is Sweeter Than This

Nothing is Sweeter Than This

I travel to be with my Jewish family all around the world. Nothing is sweeter than to sit and talk…
Falling In Love

Falling In Love

Whether it be online or in cities around the world, Aish is inspiring the Jewish nation. Our mission continues to…
Push Forward

Push Forward

This past week, Aish ordained six young rabbis in Jerusalem. I was honored to speak at their graduation.