San Diego, Calif., October 22, 2014 - The votes have been tallied and Sasha and Chris Varone of the North Park community of San Diego, Calif. are the winners of the Sukkot at the Ranch Design Competition, sponsored by the Leichtag Foundation. The Sukkah was chosen by the people’s … [Read more...] about Leichtag Foundation Announces Winner of National Sukkah Design Competition
Archives for October 2014
October 22, 2014 - One of Moscow's largest Jewish community centers, the Nikitskaya, was renamed today in honor of Ralph I. Goldman, one of the Jewish world's most accomplished leaders who died, at 100, in Jerusalem two weeks ago. The institution - which opened in 2001 with … [Read more...] about Moscow’s Nikitskaya JCC Renamed In Honor of Ralph I. Goldman
By Erica Lyons In the Jewish communal world, we spend a great deal of time analysing community. We engage in community building workshops and we attend conferences designed to build community. We speak broadly of the Jewish community and we allocate generous periods of time … [Read more...] about On Community Building: What Can Be Learned from the Hong Kong Protests
By Maayan Jaffe JNS.org Teens love texting. Cell phones don’t jive with Shabbat. A new app seeks to address this uniquely Jewish case of “unstoppable force meets immovable object.” In 2012, teens were sending an average of 60 texts per day, according to a report by the Pew … [Read more...] about Holy Texting! Does New App Make Smartphone Use Permissible on Shabbat?
By Larry Glickman Leading a Jewish community can be a daunting task. Whether you lead your community as clergy, professional staff, or lay leadership, we all do our sacred work through different prisms. We work through the prism of spirituality. The Torah and other … [Read more...] about The Tent: Helping Jewish Leaders Look Through New Prisms