A Memorial on Rabbi Steven Shaw z”l as a Founder of CLAL
Rabbi Steve Shaw z”l, one of the most creative and influential Jewish communal leaders of the last five decades passed away last week at the age of 76. Steve together with Elie Wiesel z”l and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg co-founded Clal in 1974. Yitz, the first and long-time President of Clal offers a powerful memorial note about […]
We Remember Them…
From Rabbi Irwin Kula’s Wisdom Daily Piece in memory of September 11th, published September 11, 2014 As we observe the 13th anniversary of 9/11, we feel a range of emotions. We feel sad and heartbroken for those who lost loved ones. We are grateful, if not surprised that there have been no terrorist attacks on […]
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 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.