Monday, June 17, 2019


Making the Case for Mentorship: Part II

(This article was originally posted on eJewishPhilanthropy.comhttps://ejewishphilanthropy.com/making-the-case-for-mentorship/)

Last week, we introduced the concept of

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Bible Translation

Reviewing: “The Art of Bible Translation,” by Robert Alter. Princeton University Press. 2019. English. Hardcover. 152 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0691181493.

The Talmud records that when the book of the Prophets was translated into Aramaic, there was an earthquake in the land of Israel. The

‘I Am Still Her Father’

Alisa Flatow HY”D, a Brandeis University honor student taking off a semester to study in Israel, started her journey to the beach in Gush Katif with two friends on the morning of April 9, 1995, when a Palestinian homicide bomber drove a van filled with explosives into their bus, killing Alisa along with seven Israeli soldiers.

A Gift of Music and Love

During the last decade of her long life, world-renowned pianist and teacher Ruth Coruh had only one student, Gavri Kepets of Teaneck. When Gavri, now 19, left for a year’s study in Israel last summer, he took along a top-quality electronic piano keyboard in order to continue studying “long distance” with his beloved

Nothing Can Top This

We are still dancing in our hearts and minds from the beautiful wedding we celebrated just a few days ago. Our children Chavie and Chaim Hagler excitedly brought their eldest son, Tzvi, to the chuppah, as he prepared to marry Esther, the eldest daughter of Rabbi Dovid and Miriam Hirsch. This simcha joined two families who share

OHEL’s Fifth Annual OXC: A Real Winner

(Courtesy of OHEL) Hundreds of dedicated participants, young and senior, individuals and families, spent Sunday, May 19, jumping, climbing, swimming, running, muscling and crawling their way at OXC, the OHEL Xtreme Challenge Classic, an inclusive mud-run obstacle course at Camp Kaylie in Wurtsboro, New York.

Visit the Auschwitz Exhibit at MJH

Even if you’ve been to Auschwitz and other major camps the Germans established in a vast network of 42,500 ghettos, concentration camps and death camps, you’ll want to see the new exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (MOJH), “Auschwitz, Not So Long Ago, Not So Far Away.”

Thurnauer School of Music at Kaplen JCC Introduces Musikgarten Classes

(Courtesy of Kaplen JCC) The Thurnauer School of Music at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is excited to announce the addition of “Musikgarten” classes to its robust programming starting this fall, where infants, toddlers and young children can explore music, singing and instruments in a fun and welcoming environment.

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the American Jewish Press

The Warsaw Ghetto uprising began on April 19, 1943, when German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport the remaining 55,000-60,000 Jews to extermination camps.

The first news of the ghetto uprising was published on April 22, 1943, in The New York Times, and the Yiddish daily Forward

Jewish History in the NY Times Is Repeating Itself

It’s been a rueful coincidence.

When teaching Jewish history, it is mostly unfortunate when events repeat. Yet, there are teaching moments that make a classroom stand still.

This moment came to my Jewish history classroom with the morning paper and

Don’t Miss Out on Chazaq

Chazaq does everything from a-z. As its two middle letters attest, Chazaq does everything humanly and heavenly possible to raise the Jewish people from a to z. From after-school programming to global events, women’s programming to Shabbatons, Jewish school advocacy to publishing, media and radio content to

Extraordinary Artists in Unprecedented Times

Extraordinary. It’s not a word that we see a lot of these days. And yet, anyone who works in fashion encounters the extraordinary daily. That’s because the industry’s ranks are filled with singularly talented creative professionals who come from around the globe to work in a variety of jobs, all facing the same challenge: