When Ariela Rothstein was in high school, she soon came to realize that she was having a very different experience than her brother. “We had different strengths,” she said. She was a nearly-straight-A student while he was more social.
Growing up in Kentucky, Rabbi Jessica Minnen learned there are many paths to God. During Minnen’s childhood, her mother, who had married at 19, began a process of questioning that led her to convert to Christianity.
Mati Engel knows that young Jews are more than a series of labels. And she proved it when she organized a photography project this year that highlighted the insecurities she and her peers face — and stood them down.
Engel was a student at Stern College when she first encountered photographer Steve Rosenfield’s “What I Be” project, in which subjects pose for pictures with their insecurities written on their skin.
The Jim Joseph Foundation is giving the university over $1 million for the initiative.
Jewish Week Correspondent
Story Includes Video:
The Jim Joseph Foundation has announced that it will endow George Washington University with a $1.47 million grant to launch a new educational program fusing experiential education and Jewish cultural arts.
‘100 Voices: A Journey Home’ offers little historical context.
Special To The Jewish Week
I feel utterly certain that the new documentary “100 Voices: A Journey Home” is the most exasperating film I will see in 2010. The film, which documents the concert tour of a hundred members of the Cantorial Assembly to Poland, dashes all over the place, offering quick histories of the American cantorate, the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, the Yiddish theater, and the personal stories of several cantors and musicians whose families survived the Shoah.