God Loves Stories

The art of Jewish storytelling is alive and well.

Funding the Conservative Movement

How one congregation makes a difference.

Holy Chutzpah

Synagogues move from social action committees to social action commitment

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.

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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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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.

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What Does the Torah Say About Paying Dues?

by Barry Mael

Synagogue dues and membership models have for several years been the focus of spirited discussion in the Jewish world. What does our tradition teach us about membership, funding and the meaning of community?

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Pursuing Peace

by Bob Leventhal
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Crime and Punishment

Writing from prison, a Jewish inmate talks about accepting responsibility and seeking forgiveness