In contemporary American life, Jewish identity formation has gone through momentous change. From the role of rabbis, to institutional and synagogue life, to shifts in family make up, to Jewish practice and affiliation, to the impact of the Internet on community building − all have been greatly affected by the freedom and openness of America.
On Dec. 22 at 7 pm, join 92YTribeca Chef Russell Moss, Rabbi-in-Residence (and Clal Associate) Dan Ain, and Brooklyn Brewery staffer Dan Moss for an evening of gourmet latkes, beer tasting, dreidel spinning, and more at the 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St, NYC. Don’t miss this holiday event, featured in Time Out New York.
Brad Hirschfield joins Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Father Edward L. Beck, to discuss the Christmas wars.
Fox News, 12/11/11 From Fox Business, Lou Dobbs Tonight
"There is big news in the world of particle physics Tuesday, assuming that one can have big news about the tiniest of things. Scientists have found signs of the Higgs Boson, otherwise known as the God Particle. It’s big news for the tiny particle..."
Saturday, December 10, 2011, from 8pm to 10pm — Bring your voices, open hearts and dancing socks to a fun-soaked evening of singing, movement and community to Integral Yoga Institute of New York for a release party for the Kirtan Rabbi’s latest CD.
Click here to pre-register or call (212)929-0586.
"Rabbi Pamela Gottfried of Marietta has been selected for the third-annual class of Rabbis Without
Borders, a fellowship program of Clal, that aims to bring rabbis from across the nation closer both to each other and closer to their communities."
"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."
"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..."
"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 joins Father Dave to talk about finding gratitude on Thanksgiving..."