Dear Friends, When I was growing up in the Soviet Union, New Year's Eve was hands-down the most significant holiday for us. This is true for many, if not most, of the Russian Jews I know. We actually celebrated with a fir-tree, our beloved yolka - but don’t worry; it wasn’t a r … [Read more...] about Musings New Years 2015
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By Benj Fried While walking down the street one day, a restaurant owner calls out to you, trying to entice you to come in by saying: “Come eat dinner so we don’t go bankrupt and close!” What an absurd marketing strategy. Of all the things he could offer to tempt you - delic … [Read more...] about What’s On the Menu?
More than 700 teenagers from United Synagogue Youth (USY) will gather today in Baltimore, MD to celebrate, learn and give back at USY’s 65th International Convention. The theme of this year’s convention is "Think More. Do More. B’more." focusing on teen advocacy with education … [Read more...] about USY’s 65th Annual International Convention Opens Today
Limmud Conference, aka the "mother of all conferences," the global network’s flagship Jewish learning festival, is celebrating 35 years in a new location to accommodate record-breaking registration. More than 2700 participants, hailing from 28 countries will converge on B … [Read more...] about Limmud Conference Celebrates 35 Years
JDOV (Jewish Dreams, Observations, Visions), a project of JHub, is marking 5 years at Limmud with an exciting lineup of 9 speakers, including leading international figures making their Limmud debut. Inspired by TED Talks, JDOV celebrates creative thinkers who want to share … [Read more...] about Lineup Announced for JDOV at Limmud