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Dr. Misha Galperin

Misha Galperin co-authored “The Case for Jewish Peoplehood: Can We Be One?” and “Reimagining Leadership in Jewish Organizations: Ten Practical Lessons to Help You Implement Change and Achieve Your Goals.” Galperin emigrated from the Soviet Union as a teenager. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has worked in communal services for over 30 years. Galperin was listed in the "Top Five" of the 2010 Forward 50, a list of North America’s most influential Jewish leaders, and speaks widely on issues of peoplehood, Jewish identity and community.


All Posts By Misha Galperin

  • Jewish children in Lublin, Poland.

    The Déjà Vu of Tisha B’Av

    Today, Jews are again running away from Ukraine and France and other places, where being openly Jewish is no longer safe. Again. Today, we are fighting terrorist forces in Gaza who are totally
    By Misha Galperin on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • Israelis take cover in Tel Aviv as rocket siren goes off.

    The Movie You Haven't Seen

    For all the “movies we have already seen,” you haven’t seen this one. Watch it and weep. Weep for all that we have already lost and all that we may lose. Pray that this is all over soon and the
    By Misha Galperin on 10 Jul 2014 / 12 Tamuz 5774
  • The Situation in France Today: A Letter from Dr. Misha Galperin

    The work of French Aliyah has taken place without special campaigns and fanfare. We have dramatically increased our staffing in both France and Israel to accommodate the rise in inquiries about and
    By Misha Galperin on 14 Jan 2015 / 23 Tevet 5775
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    Dear France

    Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité, is French for "Liberty, equality, fraternity,” which was the promise made to you, the Jewish Community of France. It’s the promise that is not being kept today.
    By Misha Galperin on 11 Jan 2015 / 20 Tevet 5775
  • This Shavuot, Inherit Your Past

    Shavuot teaches us to treasure that family and to create a shared language so that families can stay intact. For us, Jewish texts are one of our shared languages. Studying them makes us smarter,
    By Misha Galperin on 03 Jun 2014 / 5 Sivan 5774