By Sherri W. Morr I am indeed lucky to be a member of the Ikar Community. Such a distinction gave me the ability to attend the full conference held in LA June 1-3, 2018. These seven synagogues (for lack of a better word) throughout the U.S. are a cohort of energy, vision, ritual, and engagement for young adults. Initially funded for 2 year rabbinic fellowships by the Jim Joseph Foundation, this conference celebrated the conclusion of the first … [Read more...] about Jewish Emergent Network Conference (JEN)
By Alex Sinclair Why do we send Rabbinical students to Israel for a year of study, and what should they be doing there? For the past three years, the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary has convened a unique Israel education program in partnership with a Consortium of Rabbinical Schools: Hebrew College, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at … [Read more...] about Re-Imagining the Israel Experience for Rabbinical Students
By Larisa Klebe and Judith Rosenbaum “Before the Rising Voices Fellowship, writing was just a means to an end for me, a way to get good grades and maybe some praise. It never occurred to me that writing could further my commitment to understanding history, or cement my status as a feminist, or give me a voice in the world.” On Sunday June 10, the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) celebrated thirteen young women, hailing from all over the … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Archive Celebrates Five Years of the Rising Voices Fellowship
By Dr. Misha Galperin It is rare that I find myself in such complete disagreement with someone representing the Israel Policy Forum, in this case Michael Koplow in his Op-Ed in the Forward "The End of the Jewish People is Here." That I should do so while simultaneously agreeing unequivocally with Naftali Bennett's comment at the AJC meetings in Jerusalem ("We are Still One Family") is especially odd - but how could I feel otherwise? Both … [Read more...] about The News of Our Death as a People Has Been Greatly Exaggerated….
By Adam Tasachi The first meeting of its kind between the heads of religious schools in the Jerusalem district and representatives of American Jewry - a joint initiative of Herzog College’s "Yesodot" program and the supervisor of secondary education in the National Religious educational stream in the Jerusalem District - was held this week Concern for my sister What is the current relationship between the Jews of Israel and those in the … [Read more...] about Israeli Educational Leadership Meets Representatives of American Jewry