"Yesterday at the White House was a moving experience...celebrating Jewish American Heritage month with President and Mrs. Obama, and a group of about 100-150 others including Hall-of-Fame'er, Sandy Koufax..."
Started in 1978, the renowned Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride is a 4-day celebration (May 28-June 1) of art, adventure, culture and the environment. It attracts filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers and explorers from around the world. The festival is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about “issues that matter,” from “cultures worth exploring,” to “environments worth preserving.” Its motto is “Celebrating the Indomitable Spirit.”
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Host First Ever White House Reception in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month
On May 27, Clal Presidents Irwin Kula and Brad Hirschfield have been invited to the White House for a reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month. According to a White House press release, "the reception serves as an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the range and depth of Jewish American heritage and contributions to American culture, with guests representing the many walks of life that have helped weave the fabric of American history."
Recognized for his work as Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Mr. Solow was ranked No. 11 in The Jerusalem Post’s "First annual list of those who are shaping the future." Criteria included "personal access to power, ability to exert influence and individual talent."
"I knew equality for LGBT evoked passionate conversation, but I would never have imagined nearly 1200 comments in response to my recent post, 'Leviticus Loses: The Inevitability of Equal Rights for Homosexuals'...."
"What does God sound like? For those who do not believe in God, the answer is nothing. But for those who do believe, and specifically for those who believe in revelation, this is a good time of year to ask that question. Shavuot (Pentecost) begins Tuesday night, May 18th...."
Brad Hirschfield speaks with Pat McMahon about the controversy surrounding Elena Kagan as a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.
"...My answer to this bizarre fascination is a simple one: it’s totally irrelevant and it’s conservatives who should know that best. In fact, conservative legal thinking is undermined every time the issue is raised...."
In honor of Shavuot, Clal faculty will join the JCC in Manhattan for an all night celebration of events. The evening will offer a variety of presenters, programs, times, and locations.
"President Obama seems to be sending a clear message that religious identity is relatively unimportant, at least when compared to gender identity, for today's Supreme Court....";