Nurturing rabbis as American religious leaders, Rabbis Without Borders makes Jewish wisdom an available resource to the wider public. For more information about Rabbis Without Borders programs, visit the Rabbis Without Borders site by clicking here.
"...about 15 sixth graders darted around in groups of two or three, their heads bent over iPhones and iPads, shouting out things like, “I just found the foreman.
"The 2013 Games for Change Award nominees represent an extremely unique mix of games—from a game with no graphics at all to another that incorporates biofeedback from the player—on platforms from mobile to Facebook. Finalists reflect the increasing diversity of forms, audiences, and subject matter embraced by independent developers making games for change.
Clal Resident Tzemah Yoreh, Ph.D. has published another book in his Biblical Narrative (Kernel to Canon) Series. In Moses’ Mission he traces the development of his uniquely divergent account into the canonical text we have today. Yoreh tells us that "in this earliest version of (the) Exodus account ...
"It can be a shock to the system when you meet someone with a bold vision and the chutzpah to realize it. A couple of years ago, soon after he had been ordained, my classmate Rabbi Owen Gottlieb sat down with me to share his vision for Jewish education. In it, Hebrew School and other avenues of Jewish study could become places for joyful experiential learning. Young Jews around the world could engage their tradition through digital, paper-based, and self-created games.
Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, founder of ConverJent was a featured speaker on the Digital Judaism: Tablet To Tablet Conference held at New York University's Abu Dhabi NY Campus in collaboration with the Center for Religion and Media, NYUNY on April 25, 2013.
"On the large wall on the 2nd floor as you cross the atrium there is an astonishing array of photos. Older people and young people, the famous and the unknown, men and women, converts and Jews from birth, people of all races, people of a variety of professions. Already on our journey though the history of American Jews, we are compelled to stop here and take notice. We are reminded that there are real people involved in the narratives of history...."
"...It’s a yearly frustration for lots of people who try to keep up with the Omer – it’s easy to screw it up and lose track, and according to the tradition, if you mess up, well, hey tough. You’re out of luck. That’s why it’s odd that about a month into the Omer (today, in fact) there’s a little known holiday that’s about…second chances.
"Passover seders certainly aren’t out of the ordinary this time of year but for Congregation B’nai Amoona, the guest list for the holiday gathering did include a few more names than usual. “This was a remarkably powerful experience, something quite unique,” said Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose, [a Clal RWB Fellow]. “They had a very traditional Conservative seder. The people were very into the ritual, very mesmerized and very participatory.” Yet many of the participants weren’t Jewish.
"...Rabbis are educated in the Torah, but it often takes another kind of learning to allow their own inner torah out. That kind of learning is what Rabbis Without Borders specializes in. Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu of Teaneck is the director of Rabbis Without Borders, a program run by Clal - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Last week, the Forward named her as one of America’s 36 most inspirational rabbis..."
Rabbis Rebecca Schorr, Jason Miller and Eliot Pearlson, alumni of Clal's Rabbis Without Borders, are quoted in this New York Times Magazine article about a new phenomenon, featured on The Learning Channel's TV Show "The Sisterhood," called Christian Bar Mitzvah.