By Ilyse Muser Shainbrown It started with a short text exchange between my husband (H) and myself (M). H - Are you ok? M - Yeah, I’m fine. Why? H - Because I heard there’s a shootout in Jersey City and I never know where you are headed for work, so just checking. … [Read more...] about Where Should We Go?
By Rabbi Adam Chalom We are told that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed because of sinat chinam, baseless hatred of Jew versus Jew. Of course, this declaration in no way ended Jewish argument! The Talmud itself sanctifies disagreements “for the sake of heaven,” though that too … [Read more...] about Rabbinic Pluralism
By Michael Siegal Earlier this week, The Jewish Agency for Israel received stinging criticism in an article written by a Jewish philanthropist and Chicago native, and picked up by eJewish Philanthropy. There are a number of inaccuracies and assumptions that were made in that … [Read more...] about At 90 years, The Jewish Agency for Israel is as Relevant Today as it’s Ever Been
By Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and Erin Bouchard We often hear, “I want my son to have a different religious school experience than I did growing up,” or “I want my daughter to like going to religious school.” These are common sentiments that synagogue lay leadership, clergy, and e … [Read more...] about Top Three Things We’ve Learned from 13 Years of Full-Time Educators
Diller Family Foundation’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
program recognizes up to 15 extraordinary Jewish teens annually
with $36,000 each to support their ongoing social impact projects, or
to further their education.
Up to five teens f … [Read more...] about Nominations Closing Soon:
Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards