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From the CEO

From the desk of Rabbi Steven Burg, AISH CEO

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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.

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What is our WHY?

Why do we think AishVision 2030 is so imperative for the Jewish people? Learn more about our why and how integral it is for the Jewish future.

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A Nation of Love

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused on.

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Home!!!!

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused on.

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Aish at the White House

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused on.

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Jamie Geller!!!

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused on.

In The News

The Power of Words

“Life revolves around words,” rap legend Nissim Black said at New York City’s Safra Center on Nov. 8th. “We take for granted how much speech has an effect on a person’s mind, soul, entire being.”

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The Greatest Showman

I hope that this glimpse into the electric atmosphere at Aish gives you an idea of what we are focused on.

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Holy Sweat

“Now I have been embraced by brothers I did not know I had and am spending time defending a country I didn’t know was mine.”

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US Ambassador & Prayer

When I speak about only-at-Aish moments, it is one just like this. While we all may differ on our politics or opinions we can never forget that we all pray to the same G-d.

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A Week of Awe

This past Monday was a special day for Aish – and for me personally…Since my father, zt’l, passed away one year ago on Rosh Hashanah, the Erbers made the decision to donate a Torah in memory of my father and Bari’s grandmother…

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Holy Ink

To really love someone, one must tell them how beautiful they are and how much we love them in every way.

In The News

Protests Break Out in Iran

Rabbi Burg came on Newsmax to discuss the protests in Iran, and the concurrent  invitation of their regime’s leader to speak at the UN. 

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Argentinian Inspiration

Spending time in Argentina and Chile and seeing the tangible commitment of the local Aish leadership working to educate all of our Jewish brothers and sisters has been moving beyond words.

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Viva Aish México!

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

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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 Basel, Switzerland, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the first World Zionist Congress. The conference left me thinking a lot about the state of the Jewish people.

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Two Heroes

Countless inspired Jews today owe their journey to Jack Gindi and Zev Wolfson, zt”l. Even though they are gone physically, they are still impacting the world around us. As we enter into the Jewish month of Elul, we all must think about our ongoing contributions to the Jewish people.

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The Last Kaddish

In general I don’t discuss my personal life. Not on social media or here. I want to make an exception in the case of sharing with you my journey through the kaddish prayer.

Responding To Iran’s Attack Last Night

Responding To Iran’s Attack Last Night

Already for more than half a year Israel has been at war. Last night something unprecedented took place. Iran, for…
United As a People We Will Get Through This

United As a People We Will Get Through...

The headlines are full of declarations by Iran and its proxies to attack Israel in horrific ways that have not…
Standing Strong

Standing Strong

Later in the week, I attended the Hertog Forum for National Security war briefing by American and Israeli political and…
Storming the Gates of Heaven Together With 5 Million Jews

Storming the Gates of Heaven Together With 5...

We reached out to the group that is representing the families of the hostages to suggest how important it would…
Old Friends and Rekindling Relationships

Old Friends and Rekindling Relationships

Reconnecting with old friends is one of my favorite parts of my job. There is nothing like revisiting someone or…
Thanking Those Who Stand With Us

Thanking Those Who Stand With Us

Aish eagerly offered to host the former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. at the Dan Family Aish World Center when…
Nothing is Stronger Than the Broken Heart of a Jew

Nothing is Stronger Than the Broken Heart of...

The founder of the Aish movement, Rav Noach Weinberg, was often quoted as saying “ If you don’t know what…
Shattered Hearts and Heartfelt Hugs

Shattered Hearts and Heartfelt Hugs

It was quite a week. It was a week of hugs and tears. It was a week of recommitting to…
Shedding a Light Unto the Nations

Shedding a Light Unto the Nations

One of the highlights of working at Aish is attending the weddings of our students and staff. This past Sunday…
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.