March 12, 2009 8:28pm
A recent conference in New York attracted a cadre of about 60 rabbis, educators and activists who shared “best practices” for becoming more welcoming to gay and lesbian Jews.
February 24, 2009 9:04pm
Few synagogues actively welcome gay and lesbian Jews, a new survey finds.
November 24, 2008 11:49pm
The weeks leading up to the inauguration of a new U.S. president can be heady times for those seeking the ear of the incoming administration, so it’s no surprise that Jews on both ends of the political spectrum already are moving to stake out positions and rally their members.
December 13, 2004 10:00am
A new Jewish kids museum in a Brooklyn neighborhood once the site of race riots pitting Jews and blacks against each other, aims to teach both Jews and non-Jews about Judaism and tolerance.
November 4, 2004 10:00am
Ten years after the death of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, his followers are working to keep Carlebach’s philosophy of open-minded, inclusive spirituality alive.
June 20, 2004 9:00am
A troupe of deaf and blind Israeli actors use exaggerated facial expressions and graceful swoops of their hands to communicate their dreams in sign language and mime.
June 7, 2004 9:00am
JTA´s investigative series on the Ford Foundation earned a top Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism, while The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles swept all three awards in the feature writing category.
May 18, 2004 9:00am
Though the Israeli basketball team, which included some of the biggest names in Israel’s hoops history, lost to the New York Fire Department in a charity game, the event was a success for both squads, raising money for their charities and building friends
March 30, 2004 10:00am
Betting in school may be forbidden, but Jewish teenagers at yeshiva high schools don’t want to be left out while the rest of the country goes crazy for college basketball during March Madness.
March 2, 2004 10:00am
A chicken soup cook-off was a fun way for a Jewish outreach organization to advertise the 8th annual Shabbat Across America program.