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Mission To Morocco
Recently, I served as a scholar in residence on a week- long mission to Morocco with the senior leadership of the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The mission met with leadership of the Moroccan Jewish community (including Jackie Kadosh the president of Marrakech’s 2,000 member, pictured above), visited Jewish schools and learned about the rich […]
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield On How To Bring Peace After Tragedy
Brad has, thank God, been able to spread his message of peace and plurality in a moment where it is is perhaps easier to rise to anger and frustration. He has been on FOX Business, and a few other outlets, but I found this recent episode of Bold TV to be incredibly powerful. From beginning […]
Clal Mourns with the Jewish Community of Pittsburgh
With broken hearts and open arms, we mourn with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and with all the good people of our nation who mourn the brutal terror attack which took 11 lives and left 6 or more injured at Squirrel Hill’s Tree of Life Synagogue during yesterday’s Shabbat morning services. We have reached out […]
A Meeting With Clay Christensen
Irwin Kula, Clal’s president, reflects on a recent meeting with Clayton Christensen, the founder of the theory of disruptive innovation.
Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu Enters The Next Stage Of Her Journey
Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu of Rabbis Without Borders is moving onto Hadassah. A message from the presidents of Clal.
Rabbi Brad Hirschfield On Constructing A Retreat With A Church
Brad announces that he will be the “intellectual architect for a retreat sponsored by Trinity Church and Trinity Publishing.”
Rabbi Irwin Kula Reflects On Pluralism After Clal’s Trip To Aspen
As America’s polarization grows, Rabbi Irwin Kula reflects on how a recent trip to Aspen with Clal’s board became an opportunity to explore and understand this troubling situation and how to address it.
Foster a culture of innovation in your New York-area synagogue or organization with the SPARK Fellowship
Clal is pleased to announce the second cohort of the SPARK Fellowship to Ignite Organizational Innovation, generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York. SPARK is an 8-month program, running from October through June, aimed at helping synagogues and other community organizations build strong cultures of innovation, with the goal of continually intensifying the participation of existing […]
A Rabbi Visits An Immigrant Detention Center
Two weeks ago, Rabbi Elana Zelony, a Rabbis Without Borders member, visited an immigrant detention center in Texas as part of an interfaith delegation to bear witness to what has been happening at these centers. Here is her testimony.