By Larisa Klebe and Judith Rosenbaum “Before the Rising Voices Fellowship, writing was just a means to an end for me, a way to get good grades and maybe some praise. It never occurred to me that writing could further my commitment to understanding history, or cement my status as a feminist, or give me a voice in the world.” On Sunday June 10, the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) celebrated thirteen young women, hailing from all over the … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Archive Celebrates Five Years of the Rising Voices Fellowship
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By Elizabeth Kratz (JNS) A multigenerational women’s leadership initiative, pairing teens and young women with veteran members of the synagogue to develop new solutions to old challenges. A part-time female member of the shul’s professional staff to engage specifically with female members. A training program for women to learn from the experts to craft and present incisive Torah classes. A coffee-nook inside a synagogue, equipped with … [Read more...] about Innovate, Develop and Learn: How the OU Prompted Programs that meet Women’s Needs
By Dr. Misha Galperin It is rare that I find myself in such complete disagreement with someone representing the Israel Policy Forum, in this case Michael Koplow in his Op-Ed in the Forward "The End of the Jewish People is Here." That I should do so while simultaneously agreeing unequivocally with Naftali Bennett's comment at the AJC meetings in Jerusalem ("We are Still One Family") is especially odd - but how could I feel otherwise? Both … [Read more...] about The News of Our Death as a People Has Been Greatly Exaggerated….
By Stella Binkevich Today marks a week since I returned from a week-long trip to Russia. Unexpectedly, the trip fundamentally altered my paradigm of the possibilities that lie ahead for both my local and the international Jewish community. (Cue puzzled look). I sense the question of “why Russia?” coming. “Of all countries in the world (with or without strong Jewish communities), why did a group of 26 young leaders from across the world … [Read more...] about “You Have To See it to Believe it”
By Adam Tasachi The first meeting of its kind between the heads of religious schools in the Jerusalem district and representatives of American Jewry - a joint initiative of Herzog College’s "Yesodot" program and the supervisor of secondary education in the National Religious educational stream in the Jerusalem District - was held this week Concern for my sister What is the current relationship between the Jews of Israel and those in the … [Read more...] about Israeli Educational Leadership Meets Representatives of American Jewry
By Andrés Spokoiny “Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself. Heir to a corrupt history, in which are mingled fallen revolutions, technology gone mad, dead gods, and worn-out ideologies, where mediocre powers can destroy all yet no longer know how to convince, where intelligence has … [Read more...] about Stop Stopping