Kulanu, a grassroots organization that supports returning, emerging, and isolated communities around the globe is hosting the first-ever film festival of African Jewish documentaries focused solely on the experience of Jewish Africans, their challenges and successes, past and present. The two evening event will feature four films from the Jewish communities in Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, and Madagascar. After the viewing, there will be an … [Read more...] about First-Ever Kulanu African Jewish Film Festival to be Held in New York City
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By Tziporah Altman-Shafer I never expected one article online to redefine my priorities in Jewish education. My background is in Jewish education. I have worked in camps, supplementary schools, and day schools, as a classroom teacher and an administrator. Starting in 2015, I became the Jewish Education Community Planner for the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Each role was meaningful and fulfilling, all of it a prelude to what I was about to … [Read more...] about How Milwaukee Launched an Effort Against Sexual Abuse and Violence
By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com The winner of one of the top annual awards for service to the Jewish community, Sherly America-Gosal was not an obvious pick. Forget the fact that she isn’t Jewish. America-Gosal, president of the Keren Hayesod’s women’s division and a devout Evangelical Christian, hails from Indonesia, an overwhelmingly Muslim country with no diplomatic ties to Israel. Yet, she is the first Christian individual to receive the … [Read more...] about Evangelical Aid was Once Taboo in Israel. Now It’s On The Rise. Why?
By Joseph Lenti Twenty years ago, the Orthodox Jewish community in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood was growing significantly, but Orthodox individuals and families made up a relatively small proportion of the client population at the local Devon Office of Jewish Family and Community Service. Social worker Carole Spreitzer, then director of the JFCS office on Devon Avenue (in the heart of the Orthodox community), suspected that the … [Read more...] about The Origin and Impact of the “Orthodox In-Service”
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago has awarded $349,890 to 21 unique projects that improve the lives of Jewish women and girls locally and around the world. The grants focus on projects that promote social change at the individual, community and institutional levels. JWF increased the support of local projects to nine and seven international. The foundation increased the number of new grants to 10 and renewed six others. The … [Read more...] about Chicago’s Jewish Women’s Foundation Awards $349,890 in Grants