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Rabbi Harvey Belovski told congregants last week that the rabbinical court had ordered him to stop a practice that he had initiated last year, in which women carried the Torah scroll around their section of Golders Green Synagogue on Shabbat mornings
The American Federation of Teachers has filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the board of suburban Philadelphia's Perelman Jewish Day School. The complaint, issued Monday with the National Labor Relations Board, came in response to the
We the Rabbinate of NSW do not necessarily agree that the amending of Section 18C and 18D is entirely a bad thing, he wrote. It would be in all our interests were you to consult with the NSW rabbinate and others about these delicate moral and ethical
The siddur was the joint effort of Jews across the religious spectrum to produce a special collection aimed at soldiers, the first of its kind since World War Two.
And for all of us who respect tradition must insist that Orthodox Rabbis solve this problem. There is a way; all that is missing is courage and determination. Michael Berenbaum via e-mail Meir Kin is doing what comes naturally to him, which is
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