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Birthright Israel Foundation Mega Event in New York City

In the 11 years since its inception over 300,000 young Jewish adults have visited Israel under the auspices of Taglit-Birthright.  The Jewish Week's Aaron Herman offers insights into the program's success.

Yom HaShoah Seder

 Aaron Herman attends a Yom HaShoah seder at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale

Passover Delectables: Pizza and Sushi

Passover isn't just Matzah; the Jewish Week's Aaron Herman reports on matzah pizza and sushi for Passover.

The Jewish Weeks's Grand Wine Tasting at the City Winery 2011 and Burning Chametz

Aaron Herman reports fromThe Jewish Weeks's Grand Wine Tasting at the City Winery and looks at the expanding universe of Passover wines. Also: an interview with Rabbi Ari Israel  about the custom of burning chametz.

 

 

Comedian Joel Chasnoff: 'Happy Jewish Song'

Comedian Joel Chasnoff explains what Christians and Jews have in common: songs that tell a story.

US-Israel Venture Summit

 The Jewish Week's Aaron Herman reports from the U.S.-Israel Venture Summit in New York City., where cutting-edge Israeli startups meet top venture capitalists, angel investors and investment bankers from throughout North America.

Aaron Herman Interviews 'Peep World' Director Barry Blaustein

What happens to a rich, neurotic Jewish family when one of their own writes a tell-all exposing their dirty secrets? The Meyerwitz family is about to find out. And the timing couldn't be more hilariously awful.

Meir Panim "Feed 5,000" Event

The Meir Panim young leadership's Feed 5000 Campaign is raising money to provide assistance to 5000 Israeli children over Passover. Aaron Herman attends a New York fundraiser drawing more than 400 young professionals from the Tri-State area.

 

 

Bomb Day in Washington Square Park

The Jewish Week's Aaron Herman visits the Bomb Shelter, a multi-media installation exhibit in Washington Square Park.. A siren periodically sounds and visitors to the exhibit  have 15 seconds to get from where they are in the park to  the shelter - the same length of time that those facing rocket attacks in Israel have to reach safety.

Jewish Organizations and New Technology

The Jewish Week's Aaron Herman reports from the 2011 Non-Profit Technology Conference in Washington, DC. The Schusterman Family Foundation and Darim Online hosted an affinity group session to educate Jewish professionals in using emerging technologies more effectively in their organizations.

 

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