New research released this morning by researchers from The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University backs up what many of us have known for years - Birthright participants return home with positive perceptions of their experience, increased connection to … [Read more...] about Birthright Israel Experience Significantly Lowers Rate of Intermarriage
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The Jewish Federations of North America is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will address the 2009 General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C. The GA will be the first Jewish communal organization event Obama has addressed since taking office. He will speak at the … [Read more...] about President Obama to Attend 2009 GA Next Month
In the North American Jewish community there are a few names that, when said, conjure up more than just an organization - they convey an idea. For example, mention the words Birthright or Federation and you get more than a nod of understanding of the name, you typically get a … [Read more...] about Game Changers and Gunslingers: A Few Thoughts From Slingshot Day 2009
In an earlier post, I wrote about the increasing number of free High Holiday prayer services that had blossomed around the country this year including the Jewish Television Network's virtual Kol Nidre service which was offered online. I received several comments about that blog … [Read more...] about Virtual Prayers Answered
an editorial in The Forward: Before making his mark in the Jewish world by raising millions for summer camping, Jerry Silverman made his mark in the business world by selling blue jeans and sneakers. He’s now adapting those marketing smarts to one of the toughest sells in J … [Read more...] about What’s in a Name?