The Week That Was: May 13-19

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Based on site and RSS feed analytics, here – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy last week:

America’s First Female Rabbi Reflects on Four Decades Since Ordination
by Michele Alperin

Rabbi Sally Priesand, America’s first seminary-ordained female rabbi, decided at age 16 to pursue her calling.

“I always wanted to be a teacher of whatever was my favorite subject,” she tells JointMedia News Service. “In the end, I decided to become a teacher of Judaism.”

June 3 will mark the 40th anniversary of Priesand’s historic ordination at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College.

Matan Clarifies Program Status

Following reports in multiple publications of the closing of Jerusalem-based Matan – the Advanced Talmudic Institute, the Institute has issued a clarification.

Moishe House Faces Challenges in New York City

According to a story in The Jewish Week, “It’s not yet clear whether the Moishe House model will take off in New York City.”

On Chicago, Hillel and the JDC
by Dan Brown

The announcement of Steven Schwager’s retirement has raised more questions than answers.

Thinking about the Goals of Jewish Service-Learning
by Jon Levisohn

Jewish service-learning is a hot topic, and rightly so. Funders, policy makers and academics have noticed a groundswell of activism and energy in the Jewish world, especially among young people, and have hopped on board. This has led to an expansion of service-learning opportunities for young Jews. This is a good thing.

But what are the goals of service-learning?

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