Repairing the World for its Own Sake: A Principled View of Service The Opening Reception for NYU Wagner s Berman Jewish Policy Archive

On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, NYU Wagner’s Berman Jewish Policy Archive (BJPA) will hold its opening reception, with American Jewish World Service president Ruth W. Messinger, Rabbi David Ellenson, and communal leader and philanthropist Bill Berman, the founder and chair of the Mandell L. Berman Institute at the North American Jewish Data Bank. The evening of learning and discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor. A light dinner will be served.

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About the Berman Jewish Policy Archive (BJPA)
The Berman Jewish Policy Archive ( provides open access to a growing library of more than 4,000 policy-relevant documents from leading authors, journals and organizations. In partnership with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, BJPA seeks to stimulate high-level policy debate and discussion through its online resources and offline events, and to be the central meeting point for everyone interested in Jewish communal policy. The mission is to stimulate informed discourse on Jewish policy concerns, from Jewish identity and education to synagogue transformation and leadership development.

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