Learning, Education and Games. Volume One: Curricular and Design Considerations October 29, 2014

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, founder and director of ConverJent incubated at Clal, as well as assistant professor of Interactive Games and Media at RIT and and an affiliate researcher with the RIT MAGIC Center has a new case study of Jewish Time Jump: NY featured in this new book. This book is perfect for any educator or designer seeking an introduction to research-driven best practices for using and designing games for learning.

East Coast Premiere of "The Gospel According to Jerry" by Richard Krevolin & Rabbi Irwin Kula! October 28, 2014

Miami's New Theatre is delighted to present the Eastern Premiere of The Gospel According to Jerry by writing duo Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula. The Gospel According to Jerry runs from November 21 - December 14, 2014 4 at the beautiful, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189.

Penned by writing duo Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula, the play revolves around a life changing relationship between a Rabbi and Gospel singer where neither of them are able to move forward without the other's support. The Gospel According to Jerry received its World Premiere at the Minnesota Jewish Theater in April, 2011.

Richard Krevolin is a screenwriter, playwright, fiction author and has taught dramatic writing at USC, UCLA and UGA. He is the author of many books on storytelling and dramatic writing. His plays have been nominated for an Ovation Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been performed by David Proval, Ed Asner, Allen Arbus, Jean Smart, Mackenzie Phillips and Richard Kline. He recently wrote, directed and produced the documentary film, MAKING LIGHT IN TEREZIN, which will be on PBS in March, 2015.

Rabbi Irwin Kula inspires people worldwide by using Jewish wisdom to speak to all aspects of modern life. He has worked with leaders from the Dalai Lama to Queen Noor and with institutions in Bhutan and Rwanda and across Europe and the United States to promote compassionate leadership. He is the author of the award-winning book, Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (2006), creator of the acclaimed film, Time for a New God (2004), and the Public TV series Simple Wisdom (2003), and is the President of Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Editor of TheWisdomDaily.com.

The play is directed by New Theatre Company member Stephen Neal and features a tour de force cast of Christina Alexander and John Manzelli. Production Team includes: Stephen E. Davis, Eric Nelson, Anton Church, Travis Neff, Geordan Gottlieb & TLC Events Group, Erik J. Rodriguez, Jennifer Lehr, Gabriel Bonilla & Eileen Suarez

Performances will take place on Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm. There will NOT be a Sunday 5:30 pm performance on November 23rd. General Admission tickets are: Advance tickets $26 and Same Day tickets $31. To purchase tickets visit smdcac.org or call the SMDCAC box office at 786-573-5300.

For more information, visit new-theatre.org.

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The Wisdom Daily: Helicopter Parenting vs No Rescue Parenting October 27, 2014

"Mommy blogs and morning television are filled with a new debate. Are you a “Helicopter Parent” or a “No Rescue Parent”? The latter is a new term being touted as the antidote to the former..."

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The Wisdom Daily: In Memoriam: Jack Bruce, Legendary Cream Bassist October 27, 2014

"A Gadol, which in Hebrew means big or great, is a designation in Jewish wisdom for a creative sage who transcends boundaries of time and place. On Saturday a Gadol – Jack Bruce, the singer and bassist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Cream – died at the age of 71.."

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Why Apple Users Had An Issue With The U2 Album October 27, 2014

"Has Apple taken us from 1984 to 2014 and back again? In what is considered one of the greatest commercials ever made, Apple Computer introduced the Mac to the world in 1984 during the Super Bowl running an ad that instantaneously changed the image of Apple forever..."

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By Rabbi Irwin Kula and Craig Hatkoff from FORBES

Why Learn Talmud? with Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard at Drisha NYC October 23, 2014

On Wednesday evenings October 29th, November 5th, and 12th Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard along with eight other formidable rabbis and teachers will teach three week workshops such as Dr. Blanchard's "Existential Dialogue: The Complex Human Spirit of the Talmud — Cultural meaning-making is at the heart of both religion and spirituality.

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Afterthoughts: Making Memory Matter after the Ferguson Weekend of Resistance & Sukkot October 22, 2014

"The leaders of one of the youth-led collectives in Ferguson, Millennial Activists United, have a ritual that they do before each protest, and when I first witnessed it during my five days as a rabbinical student in solidarity with them during the Ferguson Weekend of Resistance, it moved me to tears...."

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By Sarah Barasch-Hagans, RWB Student Fellow, from Zeek

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: ‘Klinghoffer’ As Gateway To Dialogue October 22, 2014

"For the past few weeks, my email and social media have been inundated with discussions and links to flyers, articles and events that all support the opposition, protest and even disruption of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer.” And I disagree with each one..."

The Wisdom Daily: With New Song, Glen Campbell Teaches Loss and Healing October 22, 2014

"Glen Campbell's newest, and likely last, song will make you cry and give you comfort, especially if like me, you know people with Alzheimer's Disease, or other forms of dementia. Titled "I'm Not Gonna Miss You", the song invites us to think deeply about what it is we really mourn as we see a loved one drift out of the world. Is it their pain, or ours? I wrestled with that question a lot as my father was dying, and wrestle with it still as others I love suffer with dementia..."

Tzemah Yoreh: And the Goddess Said October 20, 2014

Clal Resident Tzemah Yoreh, Ph.D. discusses “What if the Bible was dominated by strong female voices instead of males? Would we relate to the Bible differently? In this new experiment, I switch the gender of every character in the Biblical text and wait for readers' reactions.”

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