Passover is a holiday with a strong focus on children. The Torah charges us to “tell your children (Exodus 13:8)” of the great miracles of the Exodus. So much of what we do on Seder night is “so that the children will ask.” But what about those who have not yet been blessed with children? Infertility Awareness Shabbat is Yesh Tikva’s initiative to raise awareness and sensitivity regarding infertility, and unite as Jews over a cause that … [Read more...] about SAVE THE DATE: Fourth Annual Infertility Awareness Shabbat – Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Nisan, April 6, 2019.
A new Working Paper released today by George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) and CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) is the first report of a multi-year, comprehensive research project addressing the recruitment, retention, and development of educators working in Jewish settings in North America. “On the Journey” shares preliminary insights on individuals who work as Jewish … [Read more...] about New Working Paper Provides Fresh Data About Experiences of Educators in Jewish Settings
The Hadassah Foundation, which invests in social change to empower girls and women in Israel and the United States, has named Stephanie Blumenkranz as Director. Blumenkranz will work in close partnership with the Hadassah Foundation board to deepen and execute the Foundation’s grant-making programs, develop strategies to raise additional funds, cultivate new and existing donors, and expand the visibility of the Foundation to the broader Jewish … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings: Hadassah Foundation Names New Director
Whether leading spiritual communities, fighting racial injustice, creating powerful works of art, or even saving the Jewish People millennia ago, Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women have for centuries been leaders, teachers, storytellers, and changemakers in the Jewish community. All too often Jewish holidays, narratives, and spaces fail to celebrate and amplify these critical stories. #ShareHerStory, an initiative … [Read more...] about #ShareHerStory Returns to Spotlight Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi Women
More than two dozen organizations from across the Jewish communal, educational, religious and social cause spectrum, as well as secular service organizations, already are part of organizing Service Matters 2019, to be held May 15-16 in New York City. The Summit will convene in Riverside Church in Harlem, which provides many volunteer-led social services in the community. The church was selected in part to spotlight the importance of connecting … [Read more...] about Service Matters 2019, Largest-ever Jewish Service Summit, Opens Registration