From sports to technology and business to ‘wellness,’ Jewish foundation will offer campers new specialty camp experiences for 2014 season.
So, your son is too busy with his startup ventures to bother with color war? Your daughter is happier in a science lab than in front of a campfire? The idea of your organics-only child exposed to S’mores and bug juice makes you queasy?
That’s no reason not to send the kids to Jewish overnight camp.
Or at least it won’t be as of June 2014, when four new programs are slated to hatch from the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC)’s second “specialty camp incubator.”
Rabbi Scott Bolton is serious about Torah, the arts and Jewish learning — and he also likes tossing a Frisbee.
During recent late Shabbat afternoons, some members of Congregation Or Zarua on the Upper East Side saw an unexpected sight on the northeast corner of Central Park’s Great Lawn — their rabbi, in sneakers, throwing a Frisbee around with other members of the congregation.
In holiday sermons, rabbis use the story of the recently departed Neil Armstrong and other news events to start Jewish conversations.
‘One small step for man,” one giant metaphor for rabbis.
When it comes to detecting where the cultural and religious winds are blowing in the Jewish community, there’s no better barometer than the Rosh HaShanah sermon, the one time of the year when the faithful (and even the not so faithful) pack the pews and when rabbis try out their purplest prose in a bid for relevance.
Sense of Jewish history and literary allusions filled his columns.
Gabe Levenson, The Jewish Week’s longtime travel writer, who teased out poignant and lyrical Jewish stories from Aruba to Zurich, Brussels to the Berkshires, died Aug. 23 in Great Barrington, Mass. He was 98.
As he admits “mistakes were made” in the decision to quietly pay out a six-figure sum to two women claiming harassment by a powerful Brooklyn assemblyman, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is riding out the storm while attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week.
Lynn Gottlieb, a Jewish Renewal rabbi whose belief in fostering peace is so strong — or misguided — that she led two peace trips to Iran in 2008 and publicly spoke of the need for peace at a dinner here with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been branded a “radical rabbi.”
The Republican Jewish Coalition bestowed the description in a press release that called on Rabbis for Obama to remove her name from a list of more than 600 rabbis who have endorsed the president’s re-election.
A rabbi and three black leaders are calling on the public to use social media to put an end to violent knockout attacks.
The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding has produced four videos denouncing the so-called "knockout game" targeting Jews and others, as a Crown Heights councilwoman-elect took some heat over comments she made about the violence.
Activist and cable-news host Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, and Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, joined forces with hip-hop producer Russell Simmons and the Foundation's Rabbi Marc Schneier, in speaking out against the attacks, which have struck about 10 recent victims around Brooklyn.