Julie Wiener

Revson Foundation’s Lisa Goldberg, 54

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Lisa Goldberg, a foundation leader known for her generosity and energy, died Monday night at age 54. The cause was a brain aneurysm. Since 2003 Goldberg — who was married to John Sexton, the president of New York University — had served as president of the Revson Foundation, which supports a wide range of Jewish and secular causes.

The New Orthodox Lonely Hearts

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It’s 8:30 on a Saturday night and 29-year-old “Ilana,” dressed in a sweater set and skirt that falls just below the knees, is in the hallway of a Brooklyn synagogue, its faded cappuccino-colored walls decorated with black-and-white photos from the 1950s and ’60s.  

Speaking Her Language

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‘Kol hatkhalot kashot,” Carmit Federman says — Hebrew for “All beginnings are difficult.”  

Maimonides Meets Microsoft

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Think of My Jewish Learning — the Jewish Internet-based venture from mega-donors Lynn Schusterman and Edgar Bronfman launched this week — as “Encyclopedia Judaica” on Broadband or Maimonides Meets Microsoft.   

Teaching The Teachers

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In a first for American Jewish day schools, teachers nationwide will share a professional development conference this summer on Long Island.   The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, better known for its massive omnibus summer conventions, is focusing on day schools this June.

Birthright And Beyond

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jackie Garonzik came back from her birthright israel trip two years ago feeling “a strong pull toward Judaism.” In the first few months back at Johns Hopkins University, the pre-med student explored Jewish groups on campus and “would go to Shabbat dinner for a little bit.”  

Gay YU Students Return To Court

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Yeshiva University is enmeshed in its own battle over gay and lesbian couples less than a month after the Reform movement affirmed the right of its rabbis to officiate at same-gender commitment ceremonies.  

Friday Night Lights

Special To The Jewish Week
When I was a kid, I never would have predicted that one day I’d be purchasing the economy-sized boxes of Shabbat candles at the supermarket.   How could I, when I barely knew there was a Jewish Sabbath? Indeed, had I been asked to identify a Shabbat candle, I probably would have mixed it up with a Chanukah or yahrtzeit one.  

Under One Roof, Negotiating Two Faiths

Special to the Jewish Week
When my friend Rebecca tells me she and her husband want to expose their two small children to both Judaism and Christianity, I smile politely.    But inwardly I’m thinking, “They’re crazy.”

Israel Experience The Reform Way

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Throughout high school, Max Chaiken kept asking his parents if he could go to Israel and they kept saying no.   First, the Teaneck teen was supposed to go through his Reform summer camp, but the trip was canceled — along with all Reform youth trips to Israel — because of the intifada.
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