By David J. Steiner, Ed.D. In the correspondence between Gershom Scholem and Hannah Arendt following her coverage of the Eichmann trial for The New Yorker, Scholem evokes Ahavat Yisrael: “There is something in the Jewish language that is completely indefinable, yet fully c … [Read more...] about What Do We Teach When We Teach About Ahavat Yisrael?
Archives for November 2015
Following the success of its first conference in Canada, Limmud FSU's second conference in Canada opens tomorrow at Blue Mountain resort north of Toronto. The conference, as with all Limmud international events world-wide, is organized and administered by volunteers and will … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Returns to Toronto
By Hannah Gaventa You lived in the Philippines? But are there any Jews there? This is a common response when I inform people that I spent the past year as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Philippines Coordinator, as part of my JDC Entwine-Pears F … [Read more...] about Repairing One World at a Time
By Yuka Shterenberg The ninth annual Jewish forum, “Yahad” (“All Together”) took place in Pärnu, Estonia from October 9-11. It was one of the most exciting community events of the year, which gathered Jewish people of all ages and from all across the country. 470 people have pa … [Read more...] about Yahad, Bringing Estonia’s Jewish Community Together
By Judith Schiller Earlier this year, David Phillips shared the exciting launch of a comprehensive assessment of the Jewish Retreat and Conference Center sector. Premised in part on the proven concept that multi-day, immersive, experiential education can shape a Jewish journey … [Read more...] about A Community Model for Supporting “Beyond the Classroom Experiences”