Funding the Conservative Movement

How one congregation makes a difference.

Holy Chutzpah

Synagogues move from social action committees to social action commitment

God Loves Stories

The art of Jewish storytelling is alive and well.

Raising a New Generation of Israeli Leaders

The Hannaton Mechina, a pre-army program for high school graduates, works to instill the shared values of Judaism, Zionism and humanism.

Who Will Tell The Story? I Will.

The Shoah had seemed like far-off history, until this Jewish teen took part in an intimate gathering known as Zikaron BaSalon

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The Personal Touch

The winner of a new Jewish leadership award is bringing younger Jews into her aging congregation.

by Gila Drazen | Leave a Comment

Funding the Conservative Movement

How one congregation makes a difference

by Rhonda Jacobs-Kahn | Leave a Comment
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God Loves Stories

The new/old art of Jewish storytelling is once again thriving

by Caren Schnur Neile | Leave a Comment

Joke’s On Us

A joke about a boy and his grandfather gets at an uncomfortable truth about Israeli Jews today.

by Joel Chasnoff | 1 Comment
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Raising a New Generation of Israeli Leaders

The Hannaton Mechina, a pre-army program for high school graduates, works to instill the shared values of Judaism, Zionism and humanism.

by Rabbi Sara Brandes | Leave a Comment
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Holy Chutzpah

Synagogues move from social action committees to social action commitment

by Laurie Kamens | Leave a Comment

This election is about my granddaughter. Period.

When he moved to Israel 40 years ago, he couldn’t have imagined he’d end up with a non-Jewish granddaughter. But that’s exactly what the Chief Rabbi says the author has.

by Dr. David Breakstone | 2 Comments

Where Every Soul Counts

Philanthropist Jay Ruderman wants to build a more inclusive Jewish community.

by Andrea Glick | Leave a Comment
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What’s the Cure for an Immunity to Change?

The real problem is not that people or institutions don’t want to change; the problem is the psychological barrier to substantive personal or institutional change of which most of us are unaware.

by Rabbi Joshua Rabin | Leave a Comment
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How to Grow Your Daily Minyan: Two Creative Approaches

by Nancy Brand and Fred Ezekiel

Thinking about shaking up your minyan? Learn about some innovative ideas from USCJ kehillot.

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Who Will Tell the Story? I Will

by Marina Cemaj

The Shoah had seemed like far-off history, until this Jewish teen took part in an intimate gathering known as Zikaron BaSalon

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The Artist’s Beit Midrash

by Sandy Starkman

A look inside an adult-education program whose participants created art based on text study.

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To Survive, To Strive, and To Thrive

by Bob Leventhal

After Katrina, a New Orleans congregation has done much more than come back from adversity

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The Power of Intentional Judaism at the Conservative Yeshiva

by Deborah Pollack

I believe the work being done at the CY is one of the true successes of Conservative Judaism. I found the Yeshiva to be a magical Jewish learning utopia made from Jerusalem stone.