Conservative Jewry’s Numbers Plummeting, But Core Engagement Steady

11/10/2015 - 19:00

When delegates to the biennial convention of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism meet next week near Chicago, they will be seeking a way forward for a movement challenged by numerical decline but holding steady in Jewish engagement.

Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson performing at the United Synagogue centennial in Baltimore, Md. JTA

Mariah Carey, Boyfriend Come To Israel For ‘Pre-Engagement Spiritual Meeting’

06/28/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Mariah Carey and her boyfriend are in Israel to meet a “spiritual leader” with an eye toward engagement.

Carey and Packer plan to visit Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Tel Aviv. JTA

Bread, Wine And Thou

'That one glass changed everything,' quoth the happy groom a year after he met his wife.
03/10/2013 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Note: This article introduces a new column that will feature a different couple’s story each month.

She thought she might not be able to overcome her fear of marriage after her parents’ divorce. He feared he wouldn’t meet someone who could understand his “old-world soul” — especially in New York City.

Rebecca Kaplan and Leon Zinger on the one-year anniversary of their meeting. Michael Datikash

Jewish Version Of TED Talks Launched

05/07/2012 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

At last, the Jewish community has its very own version of TED — sort of.

Novelist Dara Horn spoke on anti-Semitism at the “ELI talks” event in Atlanta.
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