Announcing A Wider Bridge’s 2019-20 LGBTQ Impact GrantsBy Tyler Gregory Ten years ago, a masked gunman walked into the Bar Noar LGBTQ Youth Center, run by our grantee, the Aguda - Israel LGBTQ Taskforce, and opened fire. Teenager Liz Trubeshi and youth guide Nir Katz were m … [Read more...] about Breaking the Political and Religious Stalemate on LGBTQ Rights in Israel
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242 Olim (new immigrants) from North America landed at Ben Gurion Airport yesterday on Nefesh B’Nefesh’s 60th specially chartered ELAL flight. The flight was facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayem … [Read more...] about Nefesh B’Nefesh Welcomes its 60,000th Oleh on Aliyah Charter Flight
By Dave Matkowsky The recent uproar over Israeli education minister Rafi Peretz's remarks comparing assimilation to the Holocaust in its effect on Jewish continuity struck me as odd. Not because I think the comparison is apt; to the contrary it is unfortunate and unhelpful. … [Read more...] about The Holocaust as Pervasive (and Unhelpful) Metaphor for Contemporary Jewish Communal Challenges
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), through its YES (Youth, Education, & Special Projects) Fund, has awarded $309,300 in grants to 17 programs that will strengthen Jewish life and provide the tools necessary for religious, social, and educational growth in North America, … [Read more...] about Reform Women’s Movement Awards $309,300 in Grants to Youth, Education, and Special Project Initiatives
The Orthodox Union (OU) has named Rabbi Ari Rockoff its first director of strategic partnerships. In this role, Rockoff will be responsible for managing the OU’s portfolio of major funding partners, including foundations, federations, corporations and major Jewish o … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
O.U. names Director of Strategic Partnerships