By Jonathan B. Krasner Long before Ben Platt was a Broadway sensation in Dear Evan Hansen, he was wowing audiences in Hebrew language productions at Camp Ramah California. Platt recalled playing Sky Masterson in a Hebrew language production of Guys & … [Read more...] about From Pete Seeger to Ben Platt: Hebrew Music at Jewish Summer Camps
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By Michael S. GlickmanIn our time, on our watch, “thousands of Jewish nonprofits - synagogues, schools, camps, JCCs, Hillels, human services organizations and others - [are] cutting back projects, laying off staff, pivoting to online programming and c … [Read more...] about How Can we Advocate for the Urgent Needs of Jewish Museums in the United States?
By Evan Krame Covid-19 has been devastating for our elders. Our parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, are suffering terribly from loneliness and fear. My mother’s friends are saying, I’d rather die than live like this. Is the generation that survived the Great Dep … [Read more...] about My Parent, my God!
By Matan Koch On July 26, 1990, 30 years ago this week, I was just past 8 1/2 years old. I was a kid, at the Union for Reform Judaism Eisner Camp, one of the few places where, as a wheelchair user from birth, I felt fully included in a world where access barriers were the … [Read more...] about In Honor of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA – a Personal Reflection and the Look Forward
By Jay Ruderman and Shira Ruderman Across the United States, Jewish institutions are fighting for their lives, with over 1,000 organizations applying for federal relief loans, the sum of which could be as high as $1.3 billion. There is no question that the American Jewish … [Read more...] about Fight for the Jewish Future, Not the Past