By Julie Golde With the newly released and first-ever Portrait of Bay Area Jewish Life and Communities, a socio-demographic study of the greater San Francisco Bay Area Jewish population, spanning 10 counties and led by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation, some experiences, beliefs and hunches are affirmed and quantified; others are tested and challenged. A few highlights of the diverse Bay Area Jewish population: The Bay Area … [Read more...] about Diverse Narratives and Backgrounds Can Create Broader Jewish Life
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By Aaron Levi I find myself at the intersection of Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street in Southeast Atlanta. Known as “Sweet Auburn,” this neighborhood was once the beating heart of Atlanta’s thriving African-American community and where Dr. King grew up. Nearly two dozen Jewish educators, professionals, and lay leaders huddle against the unseasonably frigid April weather in the MLK Jr. National Historical Park for Learning with Your Feet, an … [Read more...] about Learning with Our Feet
Pedagogy of Partnership (PoP), a research-based professional development program and Jewish content provider, has selected four schools to participate in the inaugural cohort of the PoP Day School Fellowship, a multi-year fellowship that re-envisions learning. The schools are Luria Academy of Brooklyn, NY Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC Oakland Hebrew Day School, Oakland, CA Solomon … [Read more...] about Day Schools Selected for Unique Training Program
From June 1 - 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, the Jewish Emergent Network will gather with thought leaders from around North America for (RE)VISION: Experiments & Dreams From Emerging Jewish Communities, a dynamic, content-rich, Shabbat-based conference held at IKAR and co-hosted by the Jewish Emergent Network organizations: IKAR in L.A., Kavana in Seattle, The Kitchen in San Francisco, Mishkan in Chicago, Sixth & I in Washington, D.C., and … [Read more...] about Registration Open For (RE)VISION Conference in Los Angeles
Moscow’s Jewish community gathered this past weekend for the annual festival for Russian-speaking Jews. About 2,000 participants attended Limmud FSU’s 12th conference in Moscow, April 19-22, 2018. The program included more than 250 sessions on a broad range of topics, and also - for the first time - a complete program for children, with multiple activities each hour, for 2 different age groups. In total, the conference included more than … [Read more...] about Record Breaking Number of Activities at Limmud FSU Moscow
By Shalom Elcott As Israel celebrates its milestone 70th birthday, I am vividly reminded of the significance and weight of questions about our future, Jewish leaders and what the next 70 years will look like for Israel and the Jewish people. As we prepared to mark this moment, I watched 4,000 of these future Jewish leaders and another 3,000 who have already taken up the mantle of leadership in communities across the United States participate … [Read more...] about The Next 70 Years Are on Us: Masa Israel Journey’s Pledge to Continue Creating Experiences in Israel Afforded Nowhere Else