is JTA’s Associate Director of Outreach and Partnerships and coordinates presentations and advertising/marketing opportunities for the news agency. A digital archives enthusiast, Adam has authored more than 300 blog posts for The JTA Archive Blog and was responsible for its social media presence and weekly newsletter, This Week in Jewish History. Adam has presented at several conferences in the form of game shows, interactive social media campaigns and Powerpoint presentations. Follow him on Twitter: @hypersem
January 30, 2013 3:14pm
How do you spell Tu b’Shvat, Jewish Arbor Day? Answer wisely, lest you be on the receiving end of an orthographical smackdown. [[READMORE]] More so than the Chanukah vs. Hanukkah debate, the debate over the Jewish New Year for the trees rages on. Jewish environmental organization Hazon learned this the hard way after defending its…
January 29, 2013 10:43pm
“Seven Single White Jewish Males Looking to Host Seven Single Females for Shabbat Dinner,” read the headline of the Craigslist ad. Only 11 walked out to tell the tale. Now Sarah Barness — a female attendee of the notorious Craigslist Shabbat dinner ad that went viral – tells all on DC’s GathertheJews Blog: We talk about our backgrounds,…
January 29, 2013 5:04pm
More than one-quarter of Americans believe God plays a role in determining sports outcomes, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.
January 29, 2013 3:51pm
The Center for Jewish History will use a $1.5 million grant from The Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust to establish a reference services division.
January 28, 2013 11:38pm
Though blind from infancy, Rosalie Cohen had a clear vision of what she wanted to achieve in life. “I love music, above everything else," the Canadian Jewish Review quoted Rosalie as saying after her graduation ceremony from Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge High School in Feb. 1925. "I hope some day to be able to teach music.”…
January 28, 2013 7:21pm
How bad was The Sunday Times’ bloody Bibi cartoon? Decide for yourself. "Anti-Semitic or Not" riffs off of "Hot or Not" rating websites that allows viewers to browse through a gallery of photos and judge the person or object pictured on a scale. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook prototype, Facemash, was also modeled after this concept. [[READMORE]]…
January 28, 2013 6:44pm
A list of members elected to the 19th Knesset, in order of party lists.
January 28, 2013 3:17pm
Robert Singer was named secretary general of the World Jewish Congress, the organization’s most senior professional position.
January 27, 2013 10:51am
Students at a school in England are working to collect 6.6 million burnt matchsticks to remember the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
January 27, 2013 5:00am
The question as to when and to what degree news media perceived Hitler as a threat is a common one. How did JTA track the early years of Hitler and the Nazi Party? [[READMORE]] Perhaps JTA’s earliest reference to the rise of the Nazi party was included in the October 11, 1921 “Daily Bulletins: Cable…