Rabbi Jack Moline, the well-known spiritual leader of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Va., and national co-chair of Rabbis for Obama, has decided to leave the pulpit and become the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
A neighborhood group protested a Jewish day school during school hours last week, the latest episode in a long-running dispute with its next door neighbor, who says noise from the school is hurting her health, according to the Washington Jewish Week.
New research has revealed that the United States’ Jewish population is growing and, with 4.2 million adults self-identifying as Jewish, is 33 percent percent larger than previously estimated in the National Jewish Population Survey of 2000-2001.
American Jews are losing faith — in religion, that is. More than one in five Jews, 22 percent, now say they have no religion. And as U.S. Jews overall pull away from formal expressions of Judaism, they are upending traditional notions of Jewish identity and what it means to be a Jew today.
Sandee Brawarsky |
Jewish Week Book Critic
The newest Goldberg family on television has a grandfather who looks like he’d be at home in Miami or Boca. George Segal plays Pops, a widower who likes to date, loves spoiling his grandkids and especially enjoys tutoring them in the ways of love. In this week’s premiere episode of “The Goldbergs,” the new ABC sitcom set in the 1980s, Pops hands over his car keys to 16-year-old Barry and teaches 12-year-old Adam to get the attention of a pretty waitress.