National Jewish Outreach Program

Rabbi Campaigns For Shabbat Party

02/09/2016 - 17:36
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, the founding director of the National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), has toiled for 28 years to make America great by pursuing such policies as “Shabbat Across America.” So far he has reached out to one million guests at Shabbat Across America and Canada, and has taught Hebrew to some 250,000 Jews.

Sam Domb and Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald. Nina Boxer/JW

South African ‘Shabbat Project’ Comes To U.S.

Successful outreach program finds support here in Orthodox circles, less in non-Orthodox community.

10/13/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Riverdale resident Janie Lerner is looking for some Shabbos candles.

A special-education-teacher-turned-health-and-pets writer who was raised in a Conservative home but is now unaffiliated, she said she plans to start lighting Shabbos candles again next week.

Community Havdalah last year in Johannesburg.

Let My People… Sing Satires

Passover Soundtrack
04/11/2011 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? Maybe it’s all those Jewish boys-turned-rappers showing up on YouTube, dressed in matching attire, grinning incessantly, singing Pesach lyrics to the tune of hip, popular songs.

Boy bands battle it out on YouTube: Members of Kol Ish, top, and Six13, above.
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