Clal nurtures new skills in leaders, helping them to prepare for the civic, spiritual, intellectual and ethical challenges in American life.
"Rabbi Irwin Kula offered a session called Rabbi in the Public Square. We'd been talking a lot about how we do our work within this visible networked world of social media, and what it's like to feel so visible (on Facebook or Twitter or YouTube), and he noted that "Religious people have long known that we're always seen.
Sam Clovis speaks with Rabbi Hirschfield about the legacy of the Pope’s resignation. Hirschfield feels that the resignation is in service to the Church that Pope Benedict loves, and that it is an opportunity for the Church, to whom so many feel attached but may have trouble with institutional structures, to begin to create new connections.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield talks with Sean Herriott about news of the Pope’s resignation. Pope Benedict will be remembered by the Jewish community well; he has been significantly responsible for advancing Jewish-Catholic relations.
From Morning Air on Relevant Radio, 2/26/13
How can a group of women praying peacefully at a prayer wall be seen as dangerous and provocative? Rev Paul Raushenbush, Huff Post Senior Religious Editor, and Alicia Menendez host this discussion with Anat Cohen, Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman, Rabbi Susan Silverman, and Rabbi Jason Miller, a Clal Rabbis Without Borders Fellow.
"‘The world is changing so fast I am not exactly sure how to be a rabbi any more. The old rules do not seem to apply.’ This is a refrain we hear in many of the applications to Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders Fellowship program. Each year we get more and more application for the fellowship from rabbis who have correctly ascertained that the world is shifting around them.
Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders was selected to appear in this year’s Slingshot Guide: A Resource for Jewish Innovation. RWB was selected as one of the most inspiring and innovative programs in the North American Jewish community today!
"...Hirschfield says his experiences have lead him to want to understand other’s beliefs. And it’s through opportunities such as this panel discussion that can help break down barriers. ‘For me what’s critical about panels like this is that it’s an opportunity to marry our deepest particular commitments to the larger human, national and communal projects we share beyond the boundaries of our respective faith,’..."
Rabbis Without Borders (RWB), Clal’s landmark initiative that helps rabbis make Jewish thought and practice more available for improving people’s lives, selected its third class for its competitive rabbinic fellowship program. More than 90 applicants competed for the 18 spots.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield responds to questions on topics of the day. On topic: President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney debated for the first time last night. As pundits, politicos and the general public parse their statements, what were your thoughts on how the candidates address values, or sidestep those most important to you and the nation?
During Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur, Rabbis Julie Pelc Adler and Irwin Kula, Cantor David Landau, with musicians Howard and Miles Levy drew on our Jewish tradition, culture, and community for 25 life changing hours...."