The Helen Diller Family Foundation has awarded five California teenagers $36,000 each acknowledging community service projects they have initiated in the spirit of Tikkun Olam. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have been offered. The … [Read more...] about Five Teenagers Win Tikkun Olam Awards
The American Jewish Scene
Steven M. Cohen, a leading sociologist of American Jewry, has for over forty years undertaken studies of changing Jewish identities and communities and how they are shaped. Although most of his work has focused on Jews in the United States, his research has also ventured into … [Read more...] about Highly Engaged Young American Jews: Contrasts in Generational Ethos
Hillel is constantly changing to keep pace with college students. With the advent of the annual Beloit College Mindset List, Hillel offers the following unscientific survey of Jewish cultural influences that have helped shape the identities of this year’s freshman class. Born l … [Read more...] about What Are Jewish First-Year Students Thinking?
Singers often quip that they “do it in harmony,” but the first survey ever conducted of Jewish choral activity in North America demonstrates that the harmony achieved refers not to the sounds they produce with other singers but to the integration of their Jewish and musical liv … [Read more...] about Jewish Choral Singing Predictive of High Jewish Community Involvement
Three years ago the Forward published a forum entitled “Conservative Judaism at a Crossroads,” just before Dr. Arnold Eisen was inaugurated as chancellor of the movement’s flagship institution, the Jewish Theological Seminary. Thirteen opinion-leaders offered their advice about … [Read more...] about Conservative Judaism, Still at the Crossroads