Community News

A compilation of the latest news from around the community and the Jewish world. (Info@JFFS.org to submit news items)

Jewish Renewal in Kiev

 

 
 

“Hello” from Kiev (or “Zdravstvuyte” as they say in Russian) and “Shabbat Shalom” from Jerusalem! I’m currently participating in a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) leadership mission to Ukraine and Israel. Our Jewis…

Challenges for the Jewish People

 

 

In a little over a week, I’m leaving on a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) leadership mission to Ukraine and Israel along with our Jewish Federation & Family Services (JFFS) Board Co-Chair Lori Schwartz. I’ll be sharing more about…

Conversion Law and Egalitarian Prayer Space at the Western Wall

American Jewry Struggles with Israeli Government Decisions on Conversion Law and Egalitarian Prayer Space at the Western Wall

 

The Israeli government’s decisions on Sunday, June 25, to (1) suspend a plan to create a platform for egalitarian and progressive Jewish practice at the We…

The Value of Service

 

 
 

This past Sunday I joined more than 200 community members who volunteered at the 4th annual Tikkun 4 Troops event. As one big team, we assembled over 5,000 care packages for active duty troops currently deployed in harm’s way. The event …

It finally happened

 
 

It finally happened. We were driving home from running an errand and my 7-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. It was a 20-minute drive and she didn't stop asking questions for a minute. In the breathless spirit of the young and cu…