One of the things I’ve heard about the Millennials is that they consider their parents to be their best friends. (“Move Over, Millennials,” Between the Lines, March 21.) Yet no one has made use of this powerful bond between parent and child. Why not engage Boomers in the process of engaging their children?
Re Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “Move Over, Millennials” (Between the Lines, March 21): Interesting comparison of Mormons and Jews. The writer missed a further comparison when he wrote about engaging Baby Boomers. The Mormons have a very active program of Senior Missionaries who serve in a multitude of ways for one to three years. They are an incredible resource and stabilizing influence in the Mormon missionary effort.
Gary Rosenblatt’s “Move Over Millennials” (Between the Lines, March 21) surfaces apparent imbalances in focus as well as new funding in the Jewish “field.” As someone fortunate to be involved in Birthright’s start-up years, it’s truly amazing and encouraging that 350,000 young adult Jews were provided with a unique opportunity to connect/re-connect to their cultural “belonging.” The new mega-funded national initiative, The Alliance, focusing on enhancing the talent pipeline for emerging professionals, is also much needed.
I completely agree with Gary Rosenblatt about the need to engage the entire range of the Jewish community to fully invest in the future of the Jewish community and Israel (“Move Over, Millennials,” Between the Lines, March 21).