By Annette Koren, Leonard Saxe and Shira Fishman Rhetoric about Israel on college campuses has become increasingly strident with BDS, anti-Apartheid walls, and “die-ins” substituting for serious discourse. Despite large-scale efforts by the Jewish community to strengthen ide … [Read more...] about What do Jewish College Students Really Know about Israel?
Archives for November 2015
By Dr. Keren R. McGinity and Dr. Shawn Landres The dismissive response (“Do Conservative Rabbis Really Want to Officiate at Intermarriages?”) to the recently released study by Big Tent Judaism (BTJ) misses the point of the research. (Full disclosure: we served on the academic a … [Read more...] about Big Tent Judaism’s Study About Conservative Rabbis Deserves More Credit
By Ray Levi, Ph.D. We entrust our educational leaders to stoke the “Jewish flame” in the lives of our young children and their families. Yet, we often fail to focus on how we can support these leaders in keeping their own flames burning brightly. The RAVSAK "Heads of Jewish Com … [Read more...] about Feeding the Fire: Nourishing and Sustaining Heads of School
The URJ Biennial comes to you! You can watch all plenary sessions as well as Shabbat evening and morning services and Friday night song session from your computer or your TV! Enjoy the live stream of featured speakers including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, URJ President Rabbi … [Read more...] about URJ Biennial Plenary Sessions Available on Live Stream and Cable
Today, more than 400 presidents and executive directors of Jewish Community Centers from 23 countries will convene in Jerusalem at the 9th World Conference of Jewish Community Centers. With more than 1,000 JCCs worldwide, it is the largest global Jewish network. The conference … [Read more...] about World Conference of Jewish Community Centers Opens Today