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Before joining Sutton Place, Rabbi Ain was the Senior Director for National Young Leadership of the Jewish Federations of North America. Prior to that, she was the Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas, a Conservative Synagogue in
The positive impact that summer camps have on Jewish identity is no secret, but a report released last year by the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) found that much progress remains in making this a viable opportunity for young people with special
It was a strange and awkward journey to go from someone who avoided discussing religion in social situations to being engaged to someone who ended up converting to a new religion, making religion very prominent in our lives for a period of time.
Education Fund in Israel. The Jerusalem-based Schechter Institutes provide pluralistic Jewish education to individuals young and old, Israeli and otherwise...School Network, which has more than doubled in size from 20,000 pupils in 2003 to 45,000
The foundation, named for the late owner of the Detroit Pistons basketball team, also allocated $18 million to help improve economic conditions in southeast Michigan. The funding for Jewish life includes a $5 million, five-year grant to support the
Follow j. on and After three years of mandatory army service, Guy Eisenberg felt like many Israeli military veterans: He wanted to get away and have some fun...The countries are something of a rite of passage for Israelis seeking to blow off post-
Follow j. on and Aaron Pluemer, a high school senior who lives in Sunnyvale, has been elected international president of United Synagogue Youth. He was chosen by his peers to lead the 20,000-member organization at USY's annual international
Reuters Those with stronger ties to the Jewish community are more likely to give to Jewish causes, according to a new report on Jewish philanthropy in the United States released on Wednesday. While overall Jewish giving (62%) goes to Jewish
Beverly Hilton hotel. The event raised nearly $1.4 million to support ADL efforts to combat anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds, said a statement by the ADL, which was founded in 1913. It also honored several community members, including Barbara
Bill Keller compares between Iran's hardliners and America's, who, according to Keller, have a lot in common- Iran's rejectionists and our own have much in common. Both see the West and Iran engaged in an existential struggle, immune to diplomacy.