It has often been said that observing Jewish rituals and customs is impossible without having a community to support you. I believe that to be true...
Chief rabbi of South Africa gives Jews advice for the digital age
The chief rabbi of South Africa spoke to a Northbrook crowd Monday night, suggesting that people should have faith that they can bring change in the real world – and back off from computers.
Celebrating Rabbi Joey Wolf
Celebrating Rabbi Joey Wolf Tonight a sell-out crowd of 320 members of the Portland area community and visitors from as far away as Jerusalem will gather at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center to honor Rabbi Joey Wolf, who retires this month after 30 years as Havurah's spiritual leader. Rabbi Joey has been a voice of conscience and compassion in our community and beyond for many decades. Below is an excerpt of a story about Rabbi Joey in the April issue of Oregon Jewish Life written by Elizabeth Schwartz When Rabbi Joey Wolf moved to Portland in the late 1980s, Portland’s synagogues were known as “The Big Three” – Beth Israel (Reform), Neveh Shalom (Conservative) and Shaarie Torah (traditional). But there was an emerging fourth, Havurah Shalom, which hired Rabbi Joey in 1987. Over…
How to Cultivate an Innovative Congregational Mindset
Where business goes, the Jewish community has followed, with many suggesting that Jewish organizations and institutions, too, face a choice to innovate or die.
Kohelet Yeshiva Opens Doors to K-8 and a Future for Innovation
It’s not every day that a high school is excited to introduce elementary- and middle-school students to its halls. But the tight-knit community of students and educators within the old mansion walls that originally housed Akiba Hebrew Academy in its prime — whose grand wooden staircases are often nicknamed “Hogwarts” — enters a new era …
Lantern Floating Hawaii
'Every year on Memorial Day, tens of thousands of people gather on O‘ahu’s south shore along with thousands more who join this event via live streaming and telecast to honor loved ones and generate hope toward the future. Lantern Floating Hawaii allows people a personal moment to remember, reflect and offer gratitude to those who have gone before us. It is also a collective experience where families, friends and even strangers reach out with love and understanding to support one-another. We become stronger as a community when we are able to recognize our shared values. Lantern Floating Hawaii helps to open our hearts in an experience that transcends the human boundaries that usually divide us.
Temple Israel Presents Comedy Legend Robert Klein at 8pm on Feb. 10 at the Halloran Centre
Join Temple Israel downtown for this special fundraiser, featuring comedy legend Robert Klein! A founding father of modern stand-up comedy, he is considered a major influence on Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, and so many of today’s comedians. Tickets available here: bit.ly/2BD99Kg
Join us as Muslim and Jewish Women come together
Dear Women of Etz Chaim The Interfaith Outreach Committee has been invited to explore an opportunity to engage with Muslim women in the western suburbs. Whether you are a member of Sisterhood or not (yet), we invite you to collaborate with us in this potential relationship. Women from Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple B’nai Israel have expressed interest as well Below is information about Salaam Shalom, whose mission is to form chapters in the Chicago area in which Muslim and Jewish women come together for dialogue, socialization and community-building activities. The attachment includes specifics about an informational meeting Sunday, May 21st, 3:30-5:30 PM, at College of DuPage Health and Science Center, Rm 1301. COD is at…
Fathers House 03 19 2017
Youth Pastor Chris Toms preaches on fear. The good fears, like the fear of the Lord and fear of unnecessary dangers, and a number of bad fears that hold us b...
How (not) to talk about religious pluralism
Over the weekend, a tweet from CNN promoted a new series called “Believer” with Reza ...