Remembrance Day, Yom HaZikaron, which begins this evening, is a day of collective and personal anguish mingled with honor for the fallen. The official events begin at 8:00 PM with a moment of national silence heralded by a one minute siren followed by the lighting of a memorial … [Read more...] about The Silver Platter: A Poem for Yom HaZikaron
Archives for April 2017
By Sue Fishkoff What constitutes Jewish education, and what’s the best way to fund it? That’s been the central concern of the San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation since its inception in 2006. In its 11 years, the foundation has given away more than $450 million to tra … [Read more...] about Q&A: With New Grants, Jim Joseph Foundation broadens its idea of Jewish Education
By Alex Pomson In 2004, when our family made aliya from Toronto, I was interviewed by a radio journalist at the CBC, The Canadian Broadcasting Company. She wanted to know why we were giving up the comforts and quiet of Canada for a new life in a less stable part of the world. … [Read more...] about Sweating Hebrew: For What?
“When we elevate early-childhood educators’ knowledge about Israel, Israel has the power to become a real and dynamic society, rather than a once-a-year holiday.” By Sasha Kopp [Editorial note: Masters students at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Relig … [Read more...] about How Can We Make Israel More Than Just a Holiday?
Over the last decade, Jerusalem has undergone a renaissance. This powerful renewal has been driven mainly by young, social entrepreneurs who took it upon themselves to create the change they wanted to see in the city. Now, Jerusalem hosts a unique, diverse and vibrant community … [Read more...] about The Jerusalem Model, a Platform of Creativity for the City’s Social Activists, Launched