Mikva the Musical Comes to New York

  By Toby Klein Greenwald Mikva the Musical: Music and Monologues from the Deep of Raise Your Spirits Theatre from Israel will be coming to the U.S. Shows for women only...

52% of Israelis Want Conversion to Be Easier

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — A slight majority of Jewish Israelis want it to be easier for people to convert to Judaism, according to a new survey. Respondents were asked about...

Moishe House Awarded Jerusalem Unity Prize

Moishe House has been awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize in the international category for its worldwide success in engaging Jewish young adults in meaningful ways and empowering them to...

Researchers: Jews of Color Consistently Undercounted

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — The Jewish community has been undercounting the number of people of color who are Jewish, a new analysis found. Researchers at Stanford University and the University of...

JDC Conference in Kiev Focuses on Jewish Responsibility

More than 250 Jewish volunteers and professionals from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s regional volunteer center network joined together in Kiev, Ukraine, for expert presentations, educational sessions and...

Guide Found Healing in the Wilderness; Now He Helps Others

BY BEN HARRIS In January 2011, Zack Slavkin traveled to a secluded property in northern Vermont, deposited everything he had into a locked closet and rode a snowmobile deep into...

Israeli Rabbi to Ordain Gay Rabbinical Student Denied by U.S. Seminary

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A gay rabbinical student denied ordination by a liberal Orthodox seminary in New York will become a rabbi under the auspices of an Orthodox rabbi here...

How Did May Get to Be Jewish American History Month?

(JTA) — Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as...

Torah Dedicated to Shooting Victim Lori Gilbert-Kaye at Chabad of Poway

(JTA) — The Chabad of Poway synagogue dedicated a new Torah scroll in honor of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting attack last month at the San...

Bagel Store: 33 Days

It has become a day for weddings and haircuts, but Lag B’Omer is really so much more. At this point in the year, we are all counting Sefirah, hopefully...
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More Title I Assistance Available to Jewish Students in NYC

Hundreds of more students at Jewish day schools and yeshivahs in New York City may be eligible for Title I educational assistance after a...

Death of Teen in Terror Attack Leaves Void in ‘Heart of the Nation’

A 17-year-old girl was killed and her father and older brother were seriously wounded on Friday when a bomb was detonated at a natural...

Antisemitic Canadian Editor Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

BY DAVID LAZARUS MONTREAL (JTA) — A Canadian editor was handed a one-year prison sentence for promoting hatred against Jews and women in his publication. James...

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