Denver’s Debra Tuchman is national chair of CLAL April 27, 2011

Debra Tuchman of Denver is the new board chair of Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. She succeeds Larry Gellman.

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From Intermountain Jewish News, 4/22/11

The Passover and Easter Holidays: Why do they speak to so many? April 27, 2011

Rabbi Irwin Kula discusses Passover/Easter holidays and why they speak to so many people, with Rev. Welton Gaddy.

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With Rev. Welton Gaddy from State of Belief, Air America,
4/23/11

How I Knew and When April 27, 2011

"Age 8 — My father hangs upside down on a pipe that was part of a fence/ that separated our street from the next. All of his change/ falls from his pockets. He looks so young...."

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By Janet R. Kirchheimer from The Jewish Writing Project

Making memories vivid April 22, 2011

A child of survivors, Janet R. Kirchheimer shares memories made vivid through her parents’ reminiscences that will remain in her home – "the voices still / there rising over the hiss of steam heat" even when her parents are no longer there.
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From "Prism," Spring 2011

German Jews in NYC: Their Immigration and Lasting Presence April 21, 2011

On May 5, poet and Clal Teaching Fellow Janet R. Kirchheimer will speak on a panel about the German Jewish presence in New York City at the Leo Baeck Institute (15 West 16th Street). The program is a joint effort between the Institute and the Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College/CUNY.

The Gospel According to Jerry - reviewed April 21, 2011

"A divorced rabbi and an overweight black woman walk into a support group. Badum ching! Sounds like a joke, right? It&rsquop;s actually the premise for ‘The Gospel According to Jerry,’ a heart-warming world premiere play at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company that opened this weekend, and runs through May 8th." More...

By Leora Maccabee from TC Jewfolk.com, Minneapolis St. Paul,
4/19/11

Passover, Easter and the Sacredness of Freedom April 21, 2011

"Freedom is probably the thing which most of us hold sacred as the most American of values. Our founding stories are freedom stories and our greatest moments as a nation are moments of securing greater freedom for ourselves and for the world. Perhaps that is why Passover is the most celebrated holiday among American Jews, and one which is increasingly interesting to others as well...."

Playing with ideas on religion April 21, 2011

"This is a script full of ideas and leavened by a message that favors love and kindness. It is brisk, unsentimental and honest….This truly feels like a play that needs to be seen for what it has to say...." More...

By Graydon Royce from Star Tribune, Minneapolis St. Paul,
4/19/11

French law bans veils April 21, 2011

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield speaks with Aaron Imholte about the new French law banning veils.

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From Aaron in the Afternoon KLFD, St. Cloud, MN, aired 4/13/11

This Passover, Liberate Yourself, Your Seder and Our World April 21, 2011

"...In May 1961, the first Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C., for New Orleans, La. Of course, long before there were Freedom Riders, there were "Freedom Walkers" — our ancestors who left Egypt and celebrated the first Passover. We can walk in our ancestors' steps and ride in our parents and grandparents seats, if we dare to dream as big as they did. And when we do, we really will see ourselves as those leaving Egypt...."

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