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
Top Jewish musicians with large Orthodox followings will launch the first-ever Benefit Concert supporting JQY, a leading provider of crisis and support resources for at-risk LGBTQ Jewish youth from Orthodox homes. Matisyahu, Neshama Carlebach, Gedalia Penner and Eli Schwebel will perform for an expected audience of 400 people of all orientations, ages and denominations on Sunday, December 17th at 6pm. Sandi DuBowski, Director of “Trembling Before … [Read more...] about Jewish Music Stars to Perform in Support of LGBTQ Orthodox Youth
What: Three authors of the newly-published book, Cultures and Contexts of Jewish Education, will offer brief insights about Jewish education - then, now, and tomorrow. Moderator Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, will facilitate a conversation among the authors - Barry Chazan, Robert Chazan, and Benjamin M. Jacobs - and pose questions challenging assumptions and probing deeper into what the future of Jewish education might look like. … [Read more...] about NY EVENT: Jewish Education: Understanding the Past, Reimagining its Future
By Dan Tadmor Few words in the English language are as badly abused as the word ‘unique.’ It’s the calling card of a thousand daily press releases and marketing campaigns. Rarely do they live up to their claims. I was struck by this thought on Thursday evening, sitting just meters from someone whose life has been pinpointed by a series of events for which no other word could suffice. Michael Goldmann-Gilead, born in the Polish town of … [Read more...] about Eichmann, Rosh Hashanah, and Celebrating What We Have