Jewish Toolkit

Janet R. Kirchheimer Gallery Exhibit at Kean University is Extended May 28, 2015

"How to Spot One of Us," a collaborative exhibition of poetry, film and photography has been extended to August 31, 2015. Showing at the Kean University Human Rights Institute, the exhibit explores the Second Generation, children of Holocaust survivors, and is created by Janet R. Kirchheimer and Aliza Augustine.

Click here for more information...

By Clal

Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, In Concert at the Integral Yoga Institute May 28, 2015

Andrew Hahn, The Kirtan Rabbi, along with Shoshana Jedwab and Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, perform in a Summer Kirtan Koncert on June 27 from 8:00 - 10:00pm at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York.

For more information about the concert, click here.

From Clal

Rabbis Without Borders in the Field: Everything is Awe-Some May 28, 2015

"...We Jews often struggle with faith and with belief. So maybe we need to move away from questions of belief, and move towards experiences of awe. After all, Judaism is a religion that is much more about what we do and how we act than about what we believe, and science is suggesting that feelings of awe lead us to acts of loving kindness..."

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb develops lesson plans to accompany the game Jewish Time Jump: New York May 28, 2015

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, PhD has written four modular lesson plans where students in grades 5-7 learn about Jewish workers, employers, and labor activism in the early 20th century. Developed in partnership with ConverJent, the Jewish Time Jump: New York lesson plans and activities include traditional Jewish texts, stories about contemporary labor issues, and a guide for parents.

Read more...
From Clal

My Chavruta With President Obama May 22, 2015

"I could have said “Dayeinu," “it would have been enough," if the President of the United States came to visit my synagogue, as he did today, May 22. That President Obama came and visited, and I got the chance to greet him and introduce him to the congregation — Dayeinu. What I never anticipated was to have the chance to be in chavruta, in a moment of a Torah-study partnership, with the President. After we greeted him, we took the President into the Biran Beit Midrash at Adas.

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, PhD's work published in invaluable resource for researchers in new media, religion and digital culture May 21, 2015

Rabbi Owen Gottlieb, PhD has written a chapter in a just published book called Digital Judaism: Jewish Negotiations with Digital Media and Culture edited by Heidi A Campbell. The chapters present a broad analysis of how and why various Jewish groups negotiate with digital culture in particular ways, situating such observations within a wider discourse of how Jewish groups throughout history have utilized communication technologies to maintain their Jewish identities across time and space.

Sleepless for Shavuot May 21, 2015

"...Rabbi Irwin Kula, an author, popular speaker, and a regular teacher at the JCC Tikkun believes the JCC’s Tikkun works for hundreds of people for two reasons: one, people want communal events that transcend denominations. “That’s part of everyone standing at Sinai,” he says. “It’s not an individual experience. Everybody’s there.”
The other magnet, he thinks, is the profound symbol of Sinai -- the idea that an enslaved people suddenly becomes free, with the law to embrace or not.

Is Shavuot dead? May 21, 2015

"...“We have no Jewish identity problems. Zero,” Rabbi Irwin Kula said when I asked him for his take on the new Pew. “People are now forming their identities in radically new ways.”... That means people, even millennials, are not abandoning Judaism. Just that where they find it wanting — whether in institutions, liturgy or ideology — they are mixing, blending, bending and switching to create a Judaism that works for them.

CELEBRATING BRIT SHALOM is Released May 18, 2015

...Rabbi Irwin Kula has endorsed the book and says, "Celebrating Brit Shalom will help thousands of people and no doubt open up new conversations of heart, mind and spirit"...

Read more...
From Broadwayworld.com

Brad Hirschfield: Where Was God? May 15, 2015

After this week‘s deadly Amtrak accident where 8 people were killed and more than 200 were injured, many people have asked Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, "Where was God?" "We’re asking for an explanation of the otherwise inexplicably bad", says Rabbi Hirschfield and that "God is in our own goodness, in our own compassion, and in our own caring." For more, watch the Faith on the Record video below.

From Odyssey Networks’ FAITH ON THE RECORD

Syndicate content