When there’s an elephant in the room, it takes courage to be the one to call attention to it. This past Tuesday, in a webinar presented by the Jewish Communal Service Association, St. Louis Federation head Barry Rosenberg said it out loud: “I sense a real crisis in Jewish com … [Read more...] about Those Who Serve
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by Esther D. Kustanowitz Where are the opinionated Jewish women? This cry of yearning comes (certainly) not from the profiles of men on JDate, or from the comics who pronounce Jewish women as totally, (in some cases) intolerably, overbearing and overopinionated. This question … [Read more...] about Where Are the Opinionated Jewish Women?
The North American Jewish Data Bank, a joint project of The Jewish Federations of North America and the University of Connecticut, has just published new estimates of the Jewish population in local communities across the United States. from Jewish Population in the United … [Read more...] about Current U.S. Jewish Population Numbers Now Available
When the St. Louis Next Dor delegates spoke at a Synagogue3000 Conference in New York City recently before 176 attendees representing 53 congregations across the country, everyone listened with rapt attention. The four 20-somethings representing St. Louis - David Elias, Aliza … [Read more...] about Next Dor STL Seen as National Model to Engage Young Jewish Adults
Now's the time for all good men to get together with one another; we got to iron out our problems and iron out our quarrels and try to live as brothers. –Lyrics to “Yes We Can” by Allen Toussaint Last Monday night in New Orleans, well after the midnight hour in a nondescript … [Read more...] about Yes We Can: The GA and the Great Jewish Mash-up