From Leonard Nimoy to ancient rabbis: “Jews in space” exhibit details a like-minded preoccupation with astronomy and science fiction. By Shiryn Solny (JNS) A new exhibition debuted in New York last week that explores the connection between Jews and something outside of our own world: outer space. (And no, it’s not a reshowing of the Mel Brooks short movie by the same name - that rather ingenious rip-off of “Star Wars” - though it … [Read more...] about All Spaced Out: Exhibit boldly goes where Jews go … into the final frontier
By Phreddy Wischusen Amidst a busy schedule covering the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) tech, music and film festival for New York’s TechCrunch website, blogger Fitz Tepper, will be taking a relaxing Shabbat break mid-conference thanks to an organization called Tech Tribe, and its #openShabbat program. Tepper, 24, believes Tech Tribe’s influence can reach far beyond the walls of the Downtown Austin Hilton, where #openShabbat will take … [Read more...] about At SXSW, Hundreds to Find a Shabbat Oasis
"People Who Usually Don't Lecture - a project of Ze.Ze which plays to sold-out crowds of thousands in Tel Aviv - has expanded globally through the support of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Grassroots Events Program! Five teams spearheaded by members of the ROI Community from Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Ashkelon, Pardes Chana, and New York City traveled to Tel Aviv to be trained to run local editions of the event. The final event - in … [Read more...] about “People Who Usually Don’t Lecture” Premiers in New York City
By Rabbi Aviva Richman When it comes to teaching consent, traditional trainings don’t work. Trainings that focus solely on informing people of legal policies, do very little to actually improve the situation in a workplace. What matters most is culture. Our entire public conversation about assault, harassment and what ought to be the inviolability of people's bodies is about what kind of society and leadership we have. I am exploring … [Read more...] about #Metoo Meets Torah?
The National Museum of American Jewish History presents Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, a new exhibition exploring one of the most successful human rights campaigns to date. The panel exhibition showcases Americans' efforts in the late 1960s through 1990 to free refuseniks. It is on view at Philadelphia's NMAJH December 6, 2017 through January 15, 2018, and will then travel to a number of venues across the country. Power … [Read more...] about Soviet Jewry Movement Explored In New Exhibition