from JTA: Boston Jewish community drops arts center plan Boston's Jewish community has abandoned a plan to build an $80 million arts and cultural center to be designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. The plan for the New Center for the Arts and Culture, announced … [Read more...] about Boston’s “New Center” Won’t Be Built
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Wishing our eJewish Philanthropy community a Chag Kasher V'Sameach. Remember to check in with us during chol ha'moed for updated news from around the nonprofit world. image: based on 14th century The Rylands Haggadah. Scribed by Sharon Mitchell (Vancouver, Washington) … [Read more...] about Chag Pesach Sameach
from Globes: Manufacturing a matza shortage Rami Levy: It seems there is informal agreement between the producers on how much matza they will supply and to whom. The fierce competition between supermarket chains as the Passover holiday approaches is allegedly causing … [Read more...] about Does Israel Have a Matza Shortage?
by H. Glenn Rosenkrantz A group of noted film and video artists have spent the last year studying and interpreting the Passover Haggadah and reflecting on it through their art, and their creations are now premiering in venues around the world as the Jewish holiday of freedom … [Read more...] about Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah
There’s a line in the Haggadah for Passover that epitomizes something very distinctive about Jewish culture. Shortly after the Four Questions comes the phrase mitzvah aleinu l’saper: it is a commandment for us to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. This command applies, we … [Read more...] about Telling Our Stories