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From the CEO

From the desk of Rabbi Steven Burg, AISH CEO

Rabbi Burg

Bridging the Divide

Many challenges have come along with the extraordinary growth Aish has experienced over the past few years. One of the most pressing issues we have dealt with is a lack of physical space. I am excited to announce that we have recently leased space in the Old City for a new Beis Medrash.

Rabbi Burg

Smashing Goals and Breaking Records!

Two years ago Aish branched out from the website onto other social media platforms. Our target for 2023 was 50 million video views on SM. I am proud to report that we achieved that goal in just 6 months! We are consistently breaking a million website sessions on aish.com every month.

Rabbi Burg

Freedom to Embrace

I always enjoy spending the 4th of July in Israel. It is a constant reminder of the strong bond between Israel and the United States.

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Sacred Community

One of the most important aspects of being a Jew is the concept of community. Throughout the ages, the Jewish people have been known for the strength of our ability to support one another.

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Inspirational Partnerships

There is no greater joy that the Almighty has then to see his children working hand in hand towards the betterment of our nation. Thank you Olami for providing a passionate Jewish path for young Jews around the world.

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Why?

As we have embarked on this annual rigorous self evaluation, I find myself focused on one major question. This question is not “What” or “How” but rather that of “Why.

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Politicians with a Heart

In my position as CEO of Aish, I have been blessed to meet politicians from around the world. Last week, I found myself moved beyond words to hear the personal stories of two Jewish political leaders.

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Power of One

Ten months ago Aish restarted our women’s educational division which was formerly called EYAHT. Today our two flagship programs, Aish Aspire and Aish Gesher for Women have been wildly oversubscribed.

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Let’s eat PIE

Over 3000 years ago we received a beautiful diamond from the Almighty. Take it, polish it, own it and share it.

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White House to the Classroom

Over the years I have had many opportunities to attend meetings and gatherings at the White House. As an American Jew, I have always treasured these moments and in fact treat them as a responsibility.

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A Wedding for the Ages

We must always care for one another. We must always assist one another. We must always celebrate with one another. May we all constantly remember what is important in life: to love and be there for one another. There is no greater mission for a Jew.

Rabbi Burg

Going Back to Egypt

Understanding the needs and challenges of Jewish communities around the world is so important for the health and continuity of the Jewish people. As my travel took me to Egypt this past week, I felt a certain amount of conflict that I hadn’t before.

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Making New Friends

What we can never forget is that we are family. The greater Jewish family. We can argue all day long but in the end we must hug each other. We must love each other. We must defend each other.

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The Dee Family

We are the only people who have a designated term for our particular form of racism: “antisemitism.” It is as strong today as it was in the time of the Egyptians.

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Back at the UN

The Seder is the night where we attempt to intellectually stimulate Jews of all ages around our table. We reminisce about how, when all seemed lost, the Almighty heard our prayers, rescuing us from tyranny and oppression.

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Sacrifice…

No one sacrificed more for Aish or worked harder to build our organization than Rebbetzin Weinberg. Incredibly, she still managed to raise twelve beautiful children while playing a pivotal role at Aish.

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A Loving World

Rav Noach was famous for telling his students that if he had ten of the right Jews, he could change the world. Often he would say that Rabbi David Geffen was certainly one of those ten.

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It’s Not About Us

Being a part of Aish means seeking out ways to heal the world and build proverbial bridges all around us.

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A True Partner

AISH has and always will be there for every Jew no matter where they are located. Please join the entire AISH family as we achieve our philanthropic goal and tell the world that the Jewish Nation is alive and well. Am Yisroel Chai!

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Teamwork

One of the highlights of the year in Jerusalem is when we have Aish Branch directors from around the world converge on our headquarters in Jerusalem for our annual Aish ProDev Conference.

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Remembering a Giant

We observed the 14th yahrzeit of Aish founder and leader, the great visionary, Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt”l.

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Crossing the Ukranian Border

When Chief Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman of Ukraine came to visit me in Jerusalem, I asked how I could help. He suggested that I come to strengthen the resolve of the Jews of Ukraine. I immediately said I would try my best to come.

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Aish In Lakewood

AishVision 2030 is not just Aish’s vision. It is a vision for the Jewish Nation. We are only as strong as the love that Jews have for each other and the Almighty.

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Ambassadors, Leaders and more!

We have a mission at Aish. We know that the knowledge that we possess can change lives for the better. We must facilitate the dissemination of that knowledge and make it easily attainable for all.

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Remembering a Hero & Our 5 Core Values

It is not miraculous that Aish has achieved international recognition as one of the most inspirational and successful Jewish organizations in existence. Learn about the core values that got us here.

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University of the Jewish People

Every day millions of Jews are walking our streets with no knowledge of the beauty of our faith.We want everyone to be able to study Jewish wisdom from your home.

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Praying at the White House

Once again it was my honor to represent Aish at the White House Chanukah party. It has always been a personally meaningful event for me as I am so thankful for the freedom of religion that we have as Jews in America.

Think Jewish. Live Inspired.

Think Jewish. Live Inspired.

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Climbing the Summit

Climbing the Summit

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From the Brooklyn Nets to the White House

From the Brooklyn Nets to the White House

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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

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Push Forward

Push Forward

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