By Karen Schwartz Some 2,500 young delegates will converge in New York this weekend for the CTeen International Shabbaton. The summit, now in its 10th year, will bring together teens from around the world for camaraderie and fun, and this year especially, for inspiration and … [Read more...] about Parkland Survivors Join CTeen New York Shabbaton
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By Toby Tabachnick Although its synagogue affiliation has dramatically declined since 2002, the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community nonetheless has grown by 17 percent. According to the latest tally, it includes 49,200 Jews living in 26,800 households. While the center of … [Read more...] about Jewish Pittsburgh Growing but Denominational Affiliation Dropping
Sarah Hurwitz was a White House speechwriter from 2009 to 2017, starting out as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and then serving as chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama. Sarah worked with Mrs. Obama to craft widely-acclaimed addresses - including her … [Read more...] about Former Obama Speechwriter speaks on Rich Jewish Content
By David M. Schizer It is no secret that American Jews are increasingly at odds with each other, and that fissures have emerged between many American Jews and the Israeli Government. But it is essential to put this fact in perspective. How many American Jews agree with … [Read more...] about Jewish Unity and an Israel Issue we can all Get Behind
By Ed Frim Of course we want to include everyone in synagogue life regardless of their abilities. But when we scratch the surface, it is not so simple. We do not all agree on what inclusion means; we have different reasons, even within Jewish tradition, for focusing on … [Read more...] about How Inclusive ARE You (of those with disabilities)?