Some 700 Russian-speaking Jews have gathered for the first-ever Limmud FSU West Coast conference, which opened Friday in Pasadena. A dynamic and pluralistic Jewish festival of learning, culture and creativity, Limmud FSU West Coast features an array of prominent speakers, including Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. Simmons will speak about the Jewish response to Islamophobia, along with Jerusalem Post Editor … [Read more...] about Pasadena is Alive with the Sounds of … Russian!?!
Archives for January 2016
By Adrienne Feit Tanner Insight. Innovation. Impact. What’s Your i? That was the core message of UJA-Federation of New York’s recent i3: A Summit for Women, where 350 women gathered to hear from thought leaders, visionaries, game changers and innovators, each representing diverse platforms. They came to hear from women who’ve done and are doing remarkable things, and to be inspired to realize their own dreams and pursue passions that can … [Read more...] about A New Model of Engagement: Empowering Women to Become Agents of Change
By Adina Newberg On the evening of May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion took to the airwaves to read aloud Israel’s newly-signed Declaration of Independence. The Declaration begins with the story of Jewish persecution and homelessness, and then proclaims the principles on which the country will be established: THE STATE OF ISRAEL will be open to the immigration of Jews from all countries of their dispersion; will promote the development of the … [Read more...] about Israel, Land of Hope and Inspiration: You Just Have to Know Where to Look
By Chaya Mushkah Slonim Have you heard about the conference for girls, ages 8 to 14, who hail from six different continents and converge in New York for a few jam-packed days of learning and socializing in the midst of wintertime? They’re all set to come this week to the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., with their mothers, aunts, cousins and grandmothers, who will be attending the International Conference of Chabad Women … [Read more...] about For the Youngest Female Emissaries, a Program of Their Own
By Jonah Hassenfeld In “Fostering Critical Thinking by Reframing Israel Education,” Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman responded to my claim that her curriculum fails to teach critical thinking. She insisted, “Reframing Israel prioritizes critical thinking.” But she doesn’t explain exactly what she means by “critical thinking.” In Reframing Israel’s preface, Rabbi Zimmerman writes that, among other things, critical thinking means being able to … [Read more...] about What does Critical Thinking Look Like in Israel Education?