By Dr. Ron Wolfson It’s that time of year. T’is the season for “let’s program next year.” Executive directors, program directors, rabbis, educators and lay leaders huddle in offices with 2018-19 calendars splayed out in front of them to figure out what big events, worship experiences, adult education courses, and all sorts of meetings need to be “calendared” for the coming Jewish year. Many of the programs are targeted for specific … [Read more...] about Beyond Programs: The Relational Judaism Handbook
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By Rabbi Darren Levine The First Positive Judaism Summit was held in New York City on Wednesday March 23 at the 92nd St. Y. Positive Judaism is a new platform for Jewish life in the 21st Century that lives at the intersection of Jewish life and the science of wellbeing and happiness. The central theme of the summit focused on “Personal Happiness, Individual Thriving, and Communal Wellbeing: A New Jewish Vision,” and attendees came from all … [Read more...] about Positive Judaism > Happiness
[In response to How Many Jewish Undergraduates? published May 22, 2018.]
By Matthew E. Berger
For thousands of high school students and their parents, the Hillel College Guide serves as a valuable resource in the college search process. The information provided in our guide, both in print and online, helps prospective college students gain an objective perspective of what Jewish life is like on various campuses and helps them determine … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates? :
By Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht According to Hillel’s College Guide, if you are a student looking for a university with a large Jewish population, your #1 choice is the University of Florida (UF), flagship campus of the Florida state system. Hillel lists UF as having 6,500 Jewish undergraduates, nearly 20% of the total undergraduate population at the Gainesville campus. But in a study we conducted this spring of … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates?
Baltimore, Md. - Shoshana Shoubin Cardin, a Baltimore-area philanthropist and champion of world Jewry and women’s rights whose intellect and persuasiveness influenced presidents and prime ministers, died of natural causes early Friday morning. She was 91. Born in Tel Aviv before the founding of the state of Israel, Mrs. Cardin moved to Baltimore as a child and lived initially with her parents (the late Sarai and Chana Shoubin) and brother (the … [Read more...] about Shoshana S. Cardin, z”l