Mayim Bialik

Jewish Anti-Vaxxers Take Note: Parental Responsibility Trumps Parental Rights

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 At the Waldorf Early Childhood Center in Santa Monica, Calif., 68 percent of the children had not been vaccinated because of “personal belief exemptions.”

Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Am of Bayonne, N.J. RNS

Bialik Gets Earful (Of Advice) On Israel Trip

Actress gets 'Jewish mothered' after revealing anxieties about journey with her two small sons.

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Just minutes after “Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik announced Monday that she is bringing her two sons, ages 5 and 8, for a visit to Israel this week, dozens of Jewish mothers in Israel began to offer her advice.

“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik gets “Jewish mothered” about upcoming trip to Israel with her kids. Getty Images

‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Headlines New Entrepreneurship Program

Professionals in the field wonder about redundancy, priorities.

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Mayim Bialik is that rare combination: a celebrity with serious Jewish street cred. An Emmy-nominated actress who’s passionately, publicly Jewish, she dishes on the challenges of Shabbat observance as a blogger for a parenting website. She’s even got yichus, or lineage, counting among her ancestors canonical poet Hayim Bialik.

TV star Mayim Bialik will headline CORE18 fellowship for jews ages 19 to 25. Photo courtesy CORE18

New Orleans To Host TribeFest 2014


The third incarnation of TribeFest, the youth-oriented celebration of Jewish culture and communal affiliation, will be held next March in New Orleans, the Jewish Federations of North America announced Wednesday.

Leaving Las Vegas: It's the Big Easy for TribeFesters next year. Photo courtesy New Orleans Online

JFNA's TribeFest Event To Skip 2013


Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is planning the third installment of its TribeFest young leadership conference for 2014, giving the Las Vegas confab a year off after successful events this year and last year.

The umbrella group for American Jewish philathropy is instead planning a smaller, low-key young leadeship conference  this March in Dallas, to include several hundred TribeFest alumni.

What happens in Vegas won't include TribeFest this March.

Blossom’s Orthodox Outreach

Baal teshuvah TV star Mayim Bialik promotes ‘Jew In The City’ project.

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‘I can’t really say that I knew her before she was famous,” says Allison Josephs. “But I can say that I knew her before she was famous again.”


Of Brainy Jewish Actresses And Not-So-Charming Rebbetzins

I’m not a big celebrity watcher, but I wanted to let you all know that I did, in fact, hear that American-Israeli Jewish actress Natalie Portman (nee Hershlag) is engaged. And that her intended, French dancer Benjamin Millepied, is, according to bloggers far more in the know than I, probably not a Member of the Tribe. 

So there you have it, another Jewish celeb (and a day school grad to boot) coming over to the dark side.

A charming commenter on Rabbi Jason Miller’s blog has already decreed her a “self-hater.”

A Message From Joseph Reyes

Try to contain your shock, but it has come to my attention that I am not the only Jewish woman out there writing about her interfaith relationship(s)!

Just this week, the newly launched Kveller featured a personal essay about an interfaith divorce in which the ex, who had converted to Judaism, turned away not only from his wife but from Judaism.

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