by Joshua Runyan Chabad.edu Further expanding on the services available to Jewish students worldwide and those studying abroad, the Chabad on Campus International Foundation announced Wednesday that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries would soon be opening new European campus operations. While the new centers in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and other countries will offer programming such as Torah classes, Sabbath meals and holiday services in … [Read more...] about Chabad on Campus Expands Operations in Europe
Archives for June 2012
World Council of Jewish Communal Service draws professionals from 18 countries to Jerusalem conference by Abigail Pickus When Rabbi Bob Kaplan was tapped to be founding Director of C.A.U.S.E - NY, a division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York that works primarily in coalition building and conflict resolution - he couldn’t have begun at a more volatile time: It was 1991 and the New York Jewish community was embroiled in the … [Read more...] about Jewish Communal Professionals Unite
by Rabbi Louis Feldstein Truth be told I don’t know Andrew Rehfeld, the law professor long active as a volunteer in the St. Louis Jewish community, who was just named the chief executive officer and president of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. He may in fact be an incredibly talented and skilled individual with a great personality. He may be a deeply committed Jew and Zionist who truly believes in the purpose and need for Federation. He … [Read more...] about The Times they are a Changing, but for the Better?
How to Make the Synagogue a More Relevant Institution in Jewish Life: A Review Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life by Rabbi Hayim Herring (The Alban Institute, 2012; $17) Can you imagine being so excited about a book that you could not wait to write the review and let other people know about it? Well, that’s exactly how I felt reading Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today by Rabbi Hayim Herring. This is a book that every … [Read more...] about How to Make the Synagogue a More Relevant Institution in Jewish Life
Utica, Mississippi, June 28, 2012 - Two Jewish summer camps serving the Deep South - one Reform, the other Orthodox - will come together for a day of activities to celebrate America's independence. This unprecedented collaboration is made possible by a grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Orthodox Jewish campers from Camp Darom in Grenada, Mississippi, will spend the Fourth of July at the Union for Reform Judaism's (URJ) Henry S. Jacobs … [Read more...] about Reform and Orthodox Jewish Camps Come Together to Celebrate July 4th