By Rabbi Ariel Tal Everyone will remember where they were standing that day on March 15th. I was in the WJCC processing room packing chickens after our Kosher Shechita to send to Auckland. The radio was on and we heard about the horrific shooting in Christchurch mosques. Shootings? In New Zealand? This couldn’t be happening. Having lived in Israel for more than half my life, and unfortunately having lived through many shootings and terrorist … [Read more...] about Christchurch Shootings, Purim & Responding to Tragedy with Simcha
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This Passover, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is promoting the diversity of global Jewish life through its JDC Entwine ReOrdered Passover Kit - a do-it-yourself package including stories, toasts, recipes and traditions from eight Jewish communities worldwide - and continuing its long tradition of matzah delivery and Passover activities in local Jewish communities globally. Among these activities are seder meals, cooking … [Read more...] about JDC Celebrates Passover Diversity with ReOrdered Holiday Kit; Provides Matzah and Passover Activities Worldwide
By Steven Windmueller
As this nation prepares for the 2020 Presidential election, what roles will America’s Jews play in next year’s campaign? A new Gallup Poll indicates that 71% of America’s Jews oppose the President, while 26% support President Trump.
Following the President’s appearance this past weekend at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting, a renewed debate has evolved over the role that Jews will play in the … [Read more...] about Preparing for 2020:
On the Politics and Political Lives of American Jewry
With just enough time to get them before Passover By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy There is less than one week until the Jewish holiday of Passover. You’ve detailed your Seder menu, scrubbed your kitchen and invited your guests. But what Haggadot will you use to share the story of the Exodus from Egypt? In order to help you fulfill the mitzvah of “to tell your son” of the Jewish liberation from slavery in Egypt until today, … [Read more...] about 5 Haggadot and Haggadot Companions to Enhance your 2019 Seder Experience
By Eli Kannai [This post is part of a series on the new report, The Future of Jewish Learning is Here: How Digital Media Are Reshaping Jewish Education, by Stanford University’s Ari Y. Kelman. The report, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation, was released in conjunction with the recent Jewish Funders Network conference. The series shares multiple perspectives on the findings and questions raised in The Future of Jewish Learning.] A few … [Read more...] about Seek and You Shall Find
The Jewish community of Kishinev, Moldova has experienced a renaissance in recent years, and they are now using that resurgence in Jewish life and reconnection to Jewish identity to spread Jewish values locally and globally. With a stand-out Jewish volunteer organization and social service platform that has been recognized by the Moldovan government, they were well positioned for this next effort: participating in the community’s first TOM … [Read more...] about In Moldova, Jewish Values in Action for All