The Jewish Studio Project has opened applications for its Winter 2019 Studio Immersive: Chalomot: Dreaming of a Better World. This 5-day deep dive into Jewish learning and creative process takes place in Berkeley, CA January 20-24. Check out www.jewishstudioproject.org/immersive for more info. Applications due Nov. 19th. … [Read more...] about Applications Now Open: Studio Immersive
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Andrés Spokoiny’s Address to the 2017 Jewish Funders Network International Conference When I was growing up, the military government of Argentina launched a very effective propaganda campaign. It was called “El Silencio es Salud” - “Silence is Health.” The city appeared plastered with banners, and, for good measure, the obelisk - the central monument of the city, which is seen by millions of people every day - sported a huge rotating sign … [Read more...] about El Silencio es Salud
By Rabbi Adam Chalom If a secular Jew marries an Irish atheist, is that really an “interfaith” marriage? As one Jewish comedian put it, they might argue over what religion NOT to raise the children. The general Jewish community is finally beginning to understand what some have lived for a generation: welcoming intermarried families is both prudent and ethical, and officiation at intermarriage ceremonies can support future Jewish choices. … [Read more...] about What about “Interfaithless” Marriage?
By David Steiner Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt me. It’s not uncommon to critique this schoolyard chant and remind people that verbal scars often last much longer than physical ones. This was how I felt when I read about the beautiful work of Clal’s New Paradigm Spiritual Communities Initiative (NPSCI). Words do matter, a lot, and the insertion of the word “spiritual,” brings with it an insensitivity that helps … [Read more...] about The New LBGTQ Community Within (or excluded from) the Jewish People
by Philip Egube Thuringia, located in the central part of Germany, is home to a Jewish community of 800 people while nearby Nordhausen is home to 110 members of the Jewish community, 30 of whom are official members of the community, while the rest are either not recognized as halachic Jews or are non-Jewish relatives of Jews. We [Nordhausen] have a small Beit Knesset with a library, a Torah and a kosher kitchen. We offer possibilities of … [Read more...] about Abisele Jidischkeit