is JTA's managing editor, responsible for coordinating JTA's editorial team. He re-joined JTA in 2007 after a stint doing independent reporting in Israel and the Arab world. Before that, he served as New York bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post. An award-winning journalist, he has worked as a reporter for a variety of publications in the United States and in Israel.
October 31, 2013 12:22pm
Saddled with excess space due to dwindling attendance, Reform and Conservative synagogues are reinventing themselves as homes for Orthodox Jewish institutions.
October 28, 2013 10:15am
A conservative estimate of the cost of providing universal free Jewish preschool is about $1 billion per year. Who is going to pay for that?
October 23, 2013 3:39pm
Everyone knows that Jews and Miami Beach go together like matzah balls and chicken soup. But city hotels once bore advertisements like “Always a view. Never a Jew.”
October 23, 2013 11:37am
The discovery of vermin in Zomick’s challah appears to have prompted New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to craft a new law about how health code violations should be disseminated to the public.
October 16, 2013 4:04pm
The program in Dothan, Alabama, to lure Jews with $50,000 grants has brought six new families to town in six years. Is this to be considered a success?
October 15, 2013 3:41pm
Held under the shadow of a serious decline in the Conservative movement, the synagogue group’s three-day biennial focused not on celebrating the movement’s past century but ensuring it has a future.
October 10, 2013 11:22am
JTA is interested in your ideas to stem the tide of Jewish assimilation in America. In 200 words or less, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 8, 2013 3:52pm
As Conservative Jewish leaders try to figure out how to revitalize their movement, they’re trying to co-opt successful congregations and institutions that have shunned the Conservative label, such as IKAR and Hadar.
October 7, 2013 3:41pm
What would happen if some of the biggest players in American Jewish life sat down and debated the Pew survey?
October 7, 2013 11:18am
If you’re pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Jewish identity building, what do you do when a survey shows the number of U.S. Jews engaging with Jewish life and religion is plummeting?