Clal nurtures new skills in leaders, helping them to prepare for the civic, spiritual, intellectual and ethical challenges in American life.

High Holidays 2012 with Rabbis Julie Pelc Adler and Irwin Kula October 3, 2012

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...."

From Aitz Hayim, Center for Jewish Living, IL, 9/25/12

Rabbis Without Borders, with Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu October 3, 2012

Caer Hallundbaek interviews Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, Director of Rabbis Without Borders, known for thinking “outside the box.” Topics in this engaging hour include: What Rabbi Sirbu means by thinking “outside the box”; Rabbis without Borders - how it came about, what the program does; working across denominations to create vibrant Jewish and civic life; making meaning; life events and celebrations; what drew her to becoming a rabbi, and how the role manifests today; the core of faith; a poem by Rabbi Rami Shapiro; the value and wisdom of religious traditions; tension between religions; religious pluralism; her writings about suffering, grieving and healing; and other great resources featuring Jewish response to many questions about life; religious tolerance; and more.

From The Godspeed Institute, broadcast on Progressive Radio Network,

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: Paradox, Partial Truths and Pluralism September 28, 2012

"I love this quote, not just because it is from the great English novelist Charles Dickens, at the opening of a Tale of Two Cities and not just because it could so easily be describing our world, our country today, but also because of the acknowledgement of the paradox of it all; hope and despair dancing together obliviously. It reminds me in a bizarre way of this scene from Fiddler on the Roof:

Klezmer Company Orchestra and Rabbi Irwin Kula Presents ‘An American Jewish New Year: Jazz Wisdom Spirit’ August 8, 2012

Music director Aaron Kula and his acclaimed Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), and Irwin Kula, one of America’s "most influential rabbis" will present the second annual "American Jewish New Year: Jazz Wisdom Spirit" a celebration in music and wisdom of renewal, second chances, and human flourishing on September 9, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL.

An American Jewish Identity Crisis July 25, 2012

Rabbi Irwin Kula shares his thoughts on Judaism’s place in American politics with the Between Two Worlds filmmakers when he says: "What I’ve learned from studying Jewish history, and what I’ve learned from watching how America has unfolded politically, is that the only thing I can say for sure is that Judaism doesn’t have a specific politics.

Rabbi Steve Greenberg on The Inner Struggles of Gay Orthodox Jews, Rabbis on Homosexualilty, and More July 23, 2012

Rabbi Steve Greenberg, along with several other people, talks about the inner struggles of Gay Orthodox Jews, rabbis on homosexualilty, and more. Hosted by Maureen Fiedler.

Will religion be a key factor in the election? June 5, 2012

Lauren Green hosts Rabbi Irwin Kula and Father Jonathan Morris as they discuss the importance of a candidate’s faith. View...

FoxNews.com LIVE, 6/1/12

Inclusion and Welcoming Criteria for Orthodox Synagogues May 8, 2012

On Welcoming Orthodox Synagogues
Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to speak to young gay and lesbian people. I often ask them to dream with me about their futures. What sort of Jewish lives were sufficiently possible to hope for or to make happen? What did they need in order to make a traditional Jewish life possible for themselves?

What Is ‘Disruptive Innovation’ and Is it a Path to Political De-Polarization? May 3, 2012

"...[Craig] Hatkoff and Rabbi [Irwin] Kula argue that the key to forging greater understanding of one’s ideological opposite is through engendering a sense of sympathy for one another...Through new media platforms, it is possible, according to both Hatkoff and Kula, for people — be they subject matter experts or cultural icons — to share powerful, transformative narratives that effectively diffuse much of the polarization occurring in the nation today.

Confession? There's an app for that. April 12, 2012

Irwin Kula, of Clal, says that technology is helping to reawaken Americans’ spirituality, at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Innovation 2012 event in Berkeley, California. View...

From The Ideas Economy from the Economist

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