Newton rabbi tapped for national initiative December 7, 2011

"Rabbi Michelle Robinson of Temple Emanuel in Newton was selected to join Clal’s Rabbis Without Borders initiative. The 22 rabbis in the program will meet four times in a year to discuss ways to spread Jewish thought and practice. The Dec. 19-20 program will feature social media innovators Rabbi Owen Gottlieb and Daniel Sieradisky. Clal, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, was founded in 1974 by Rabbi Irving Greenberg and Elie Wiesel."

Rav Hanan Schlesinger named to Rabbis Without Borders December 7, 2011

"Interest in the program has only increased over the years,” said Rabbi Rebecca W. Sirbu, RWB Director. “Rabbis recognize that the religious environment has changed — from family make up to spiritual practice. To reach people where they are, rabbis need to apply their skills in new ways. RWB offers that kind of support. It helps rabbis better communicate in both familiar and new venues, and makes Jewish wisdom an accessible resource for the American public..."

Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani Knapp Chosen for National Fellowship Program December 7, 2011

"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 22 spots. Of those selected, Shoshana Mitrani Knapp from Chappaqua was picked for this prestigious program...."

Brad Hirschfield Talks about Thanksgiving on Busted Halo December 7, 2011

"Brad Hirschfield joins Father Dave to talk about finding gratitude on Thanksgiving..."

Busted Halo, Sirius XM Radio 11/17/11

An 8th Generation Rabbi Speaks at the Renowned St. Paul’s School in NH December 7, 2011

Founded in 1856, St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, is one of the most prestigious college prep schools in U. S. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, its motto is, “Freedom with Responsibility, and is described as a place “for humane but rigorous education.”

Against this backdrop, Rabbi Irwin Kula was invited to address the faculty and entire student body on how the changing landscape of religion and spirituality in America will affect these future leaders of our nation and the world.

Brad Hirschfield Joins Worldview, WBEZ, Chicago December 6, 2011

"Brad Hirschfield argues that people both for and against Occupy Wall Street need to put aside politics and acknowledge the urgent problems of increasing poverty, income disparity and hopelessness in America..."

WBEZ, Chicago Public Media 12/06/11

Faith and Finance: The Power of Prayer December 6, 2011

"Irwin Kula talks to WCBS-TV News (NYC) about using prayer for material gain..."

WCBS-TV News, 12/02/11

Spirituality and Leadership December 5, 2011

"Brad Hirschfield joins Vocalo on WBEZ to discuss the role of spirituality in leadership, a topic he presented at the 48th Annual Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast..."

More..., Chicago Public Media 12/01/11

Controversial Israeli ad campaign: An age-old tale December 5, 2011

"...To be sure, how Jews experience and express their Jewishness in contemporary America is changing. Rising rates of marriage between Jews and non-Jews and sinking rates of affiliation with traditional Jewish communal institutions raise questions about where Jewish life in America is headed. But to assume that these changes signal the end of Jewishness in America is absurd....""

Democrats Tout Faith Credentials for 2012 December 5, 2011

Irwin Kula joined Fox's "Spirited Debate," to discuss the new found role of faith in the Democratic party. View... LIVE, 12/02/11

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