Inside Aish

From the desk of Rabbi Steven Burg, Aish CEO
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Databases can be exciting

To help make our Jewish brothers and sisters aware that by attending a Jewish wisdom class online they can become a better spouse, parent, friend, etc. This all starts with data. I think this explains why Aish is such a special place. We can take something as mundane as a database and make it holy!

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The Most Meaningful Prayer Service

We decided to shift our International Meetings to New York. What an amazing few days it has been! We spent nearly the entire first day reviewing AISHVision 2030. Aish Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits spoke about the origins of the plan and he described in intricate detail how we arrived at our ten-year vision.

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Aish Takes Manhattan

We decided to shift our International Meetings to New York. What an amazing few days it has been! We spent nearly the entire first day reviewing AISHVision 2030. Aish Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits spoke about the origins of the plan and he described in intricate detail how we arrived at our ten-year vision.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I now realize that this was Rabbi Weinberg’s greatest talent. He had a special ability to inspire donors to not just give money but to rally around the cause of inspiring the next generation of Jews. Mr. Dan and his close friend former Aish International President Harvey Hecker zt”l partnered with Rabbi Weinberg to start a movement which is still growing at a rapid pace.

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Family Ties

The world doesn’t really understand why the Jewish Nation is indestructible and invincible. It is because of one word. Family.

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Aish at Israel’s Parliament

This was Rabbi Weinberg’s message at the Knesset. If we really want to make an impact on Jews around the world then let us come together to study timeless Jewish wisdom. The result will be a united, strong Jewish Nation. Let us hope and pray that our friends in the Knesset heard our message loud and clear.

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Another Fallen Angel

As we were preparing for the wedding of one of our most popular students, Will Wolfowich, we received the heartbreaking news that one of our students, Joshua Carr a’h, suddenly passed away.

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Be a Maccabee

We must serve as a beacon of light and goodness for our greater Jewish family. We must be the Maccabees of today and help reconnect with our fellow Jews.

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A Fallen Angel

Let us learn from his sacrifice to increase our love for each other and Israel. Let our voices be heard loud and clear that Jews will not be intimidated into leaving Israel.

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Come Home

Israel is finally open for all to come and we all need to return home.

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Road to Success

“With AISHVision 2030, I know exactly where you are headed. Will you get there? I don’t know for sure but given Aish’s track record, I would certainly not bet against it.” In fact, he added, “I am clearly betting on your success.”

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Female Empowerment

We must engage Jewish women all around the world. Women are and have always been key to the success of the Jewish nation.

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One Nation

We must reach out to every Jew around the world and make sure they know that we are one family and we will always be there for each other.

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Negative Feedback is Positive

One of the questions I constantly get asked as I travel around the world is: “Are things really as good at Aish as your emails seem?”

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The Power of Shabbos

As the second mourning period of thirty days comes to a close, I want to share a glimpse of my father with all of you.

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My Father

As the second mourning period of thirty days comes to a close, I want to share a glimpse of my father with all of you.

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Thank You

Message from the Desk of Rabbi Steven Burg Dear Aish Family, Thank you, thank you,

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Going the Extra Mile

Message from the Desk of Rabbi Steven Burg Dear Aish Family, One of the tenets

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Thank You to the Mother of Torah Giants

Each and every week for the last six years I pour my heart and soul into letting all of you know what is going on at Aish. I try to give you a window into my travels and the incredible things I see among the Jewish people. There is nothing more enjoyable for me than to receive emails back from Jews around the world commenting on my weekly email.

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The Real Cleveland Guardians

I spent a few days earlier this week in Cleveland. In the 90’s, I spent a tremendous amount of time in Cleveland as I worked with Jewish teens in the Midwest regional area. As my travels played out in the past decade, I just never made it back to my old stomping grounds.

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Dinner in East Hampton

As an organization that has existed for over 45 years, Aish has impacted millions of Jews. In the course of any given week, I meet so many folks who tell me how Aish has genuinely made a difference in their lives and those of their families.

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A Special Shabbos at Camp Kaylie

As an organization that has existed for over 45 years, Aish has impacted millions of Jews. In the course of any given week, I meet so many folks who tell me how Aish has genuinely made a difference in their lives and those of their families.

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Love From Israel

Much love from Israel. Although I am working at Aish, most of the country is on vacation. It is fascinating to see the hotels that are usually packed with tourists filled with Israelis who have chosen not to travel abroad this summer due to Covid-19.

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The UN to the Jewish People

Aish positioned itself at the planetary wellspring of spirituality by design. Our job is to facilitate inspiration to all.

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Keeping the Flame Alive

The week leading up to the day of Tisha B’Av is always the saddest time in the Jewish calendar. It marks the commemorative date that both Jewish Temples were destroyed two thousand years ago.

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Journey of a Lifetime

It is always amazing how quickly time flies. This past week marked six years since I started working at Aish.

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Progress in Aish Buenos Aires

I have had many conversations with members of the Aish family around the world about their experiences of the trauma of Covid-19.

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All Hands on Deck

A busy week in Jerusalem, including the Dan Family Aish World Center, and visiting with students, families, and political friends.

Argentinian Inspiration

Argentinian Inspiration

Spending time in Argentina and Chile and seeing the tangible commitment of the local Aish leadership working to educate all…
Viva Aish México!

Viva Aish México!

Aish Mexico is embarking on a 5 million dollar building project to build a state-of-the-art facility
The State of the Jewish People

The State of the Jewish People

This past week I had the great honor of joining over one thousand Jewish leaders from around the world in…
Two Heroes

Two Heroes

Countless inspired Jews today owe their journey to Jack Gindi and Zev Wolfson, zt”l. Even though they are gone physically,…
Ponevez to Cape Town

Ponevez to Cape Town

The sum total of that morning started to hit me.
"Howzit" from South Africa

"Howzit" from South Africa

As I mentioned one of the true thrills for me is to get to know the members of our movement…
The Last Kaddish

The Last Kaddish

In general I don’t discuss my personal life. Not on social media or here. I want to make an exception…
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

There were even more meetings, introductions and visits that happened in between all of these events, but this gives you…
Italy, Bosnia, and Chester, NY

Italy, Bosnia, and Chester, NY

My friends, Judaism is about sharing a journey together. It’s not just about Rabbis and Rebbetzins. Every Jew can make…
Kippahs in Riyadh

Kippahs in Riyadh

I spent the past week meeting with the Aish Lay Steering Committee and executive professional team. So many thoughtful conversations…
The Power of Lifecycle Events

The Power of Lifecycle Events

For a Jewish wedding everyone was able to take a break from political battles to celebrate the continuity of the…
Laying Roots in NYC

Laying Roots in NYC

Aish Israel has just moved into new headquarters in Tel Aviv! So many of the participants in our affiliated programs…
Aish Expands in Tel Aviv

Aish Expands in Tel Aviv

Aish Israel has just moved into new headquarters in Tel Aviv! So many of the participants in our affiliated programs…
Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

To receive a message from the son of the individual who got Aish started in the United States over 40…
Over 1 million served…. On TikTok

Over 1 million served…. On TikTok

I can’t begin to describe the excitement within the halls of Aish. We are expanding constantly in Jerusalem and in…
We Are Insane

We Are Insane

"Don’t misunderstand me. I think it’s great that you're insane. Only Aish can be so insane to think they can…
Reunion in Heaven

Reunion in Heaven

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming…
Turning Darkness into Light

Turning Darkness into Light

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming…
A Wrong Turn From Heaven

A Wrong Turn From Heaven

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming…
Embassy of the Jewish People

Embassy of the Jewish People

Gratefully our guests have begun to return to Israel and to the Dan Family Aish World Center. In the coming…
Passover Traditions from the Holocaust to the UN

Passover Traditions from the Holocaust to the UN

In every generation they try to snuff out the love in our hearts. In every generation they hunt us and…
Uniting Nations

Uniting Nations

Yesterday afternoon, over 50 Ambassadors attended our Seder. It was truly one of the most meaningful experiences I have ever…
Who is Responsible?

Who is Responsible?

The bottom line is that as Jews we always want to do the right thing. Unfortunately, life gets in the…
The Rabbis' Rabbi

The Rabbis' Rabbi

How does a Rabbi with no official role or title become the Rabbinic leader of a generation?
Dancing with the Deputy Mayor

Dancing with the Deputy Mayor

Truly, there is no better experience than being in Jerusalem and studying Torah at Aish. I would like to invite…
Lead by Example

Lead by Example

He was there to discuss how to become a leader. I told him that at Aish our philosophy revolves around…
Our Family is in Danger

Our Family is in Danger

What I would like to share with you is why I joined Aish. This was the one organization that I…
Why Am I Here?

Why Am I Here?

What I would like to share with you is why I joined Aish. This was the one organization that I…
Teamwork makes the Dream Work

Teamwork makes the Dream Work

This is why I am able to travel as much as I do and spend time with all of you.…
Embassy of the Jewish People

Embassy of the Jewish People

The only way Aish will be successful is if we fully support and work to connect the Jews we interact…