A JFNA GPT insider sent the following as a Comment to this morning's Post on the futility of the GPT. It is important that every reader understand this futility:
"Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "AND ON AND ON IT GOES":
There is no consensus of the GPT at the GPT. None. Nobody gets it.
well meaning and proud chair, David Butler, optimistically just wants
there to be something he can be proud of. He rolls with the punches.
is gentle pushback by a lay leadership scared of personal
consequences and there is strong support of "something" by the
professionals. No one, and I mean no one, on the GPT knows where this
run away train is headed. The rules change every other month. Reports
that have lay leader input are simply re-written to change direction
between the meetings. The "something" the professionals are supporting
is some form of professional courtesy, that if this lunacy just ends, it
will herald the end of the term of Jerry Silverman.
train goes much further down the track, it will destroy JFNA's
credibility once and for all. It will also help to deconstruct the
Federations. Collective responsibility does not mean funding pet
projects of leadership, diverting overseas funding to local needs, nor
does it mean creating fictions to somehow prove JFNA's relevance.
is time to declare that the federations are best served by local
decision making with input and advocacy by the national movement.
Natural coalitions like the Negev Task Force are healthy, because they
are organic by nature.
As to Jerry, well, that dog just won't hunt. Time for a new one." (emphasis added throughout)