"...The celebration will include music and witticism as Rabbi Irwin Kula emcees the tribute to his younger brother...Other festival highlights include: the Florida premiere of the play "The Gospel According to Jerry;" a program by storyteller Caren Neile..."
The Gospel According to Jerry, named one of the ten best plays in Minneapolis in 2011, is coming to the Kultur Festival 2012 on March 5th, at FAU-Florida Atlantic University. Written by Rabbi Irwin Kula and Richard Krevolin, this funny and poignant work explores the relationship between a rabbi and a gospel singer, who meet at Overeaters Anonymous and come to appreciate each other's faith.
Rabbi Irwin Kula was invited back to speak at the annual Big Picture Learning Principal’s Conference in San Diego in February 2012. Big Picture offers a unique approach to transforming education. Its mission is to lead vital changes in the educational system, generating and sustaining innovative, personalized schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community.
"...We have to find a way to respect religion — it’s just about the only place in this country where we’re even talking about what’s appropriate sexually or not. And we need a religion that can say, we know almost no one even listens to us anymore about sexuality..."
"Posthumous baptism of Holocaust survivors is back in the news, and that always raises a range of questions, not only about Mormon-Jewish relations, but about interreligious relations in general and how we know when they are really real...""
Rabbi Shefa Gold, a, member of the second cohort of RWB, is the director of CDEEP: Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice. CDEEP sponsors an 18th month Leadership development training course for Rabbis, Cantor and Lay Leaders, called Kol Zimra. At the end of January, 21 spiritual leaders graduated from the Program. This was the 4th Cohort. Now there are over 100 graduates of Kol Zimra, working to bring more heart, beauty, soul and spirit to their communities.
The villanelle, a highly structured, 19th century European poetic form, presents a fascinating combination of recurrence and surprise for poets and fans alike. In a captivating new little book, Villanelles, the form is explored through a variety of themes that celebrate its rich and unique style.
Congratulations to Rabbi Jason Miller, one of Clal’s “Rabbis Without Borders,” for being named one of 10 winners of the Jewish Influencer Award in Social Media. Sponsored by the National Jewish Outreach Program, the award recognizes recipients’ “creative and strategic use of social media to positively impact the Jewish community.” For more on the award: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101485400913-172/N....
By Judy Epstein from Clal
Brad Hirschfield joins Sean Hannity and religious leaders to discuss where America stands on faith. Watch...
Hannity on Fox News, 2/10/12
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Irwin Kula joins KUSA's morning show to talk about how to create the relationship you want. Watch...