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Nigun chabad Reb shlomo sachniske nigun. A chosid of the alter rebbe Played by Shua Deitsch

 13.02.2014

Patient Autonomy in the Dying Process: A Jewish Perspective

11.02.2014

The Annual Ben Zion and Baruch M. Bokser Memorial Lecture, this discussion features Dr. Daniel Sinclair, Wolff Fellow in Jewish Law and visiting professor of Law, Fordham University Law School, New York City; and professor of Jewish Law and Comparative Biomedical Law, Haim Striks School of Law at the College of Management – Academic Studies (COMAS), Rishon LeZion, Israel.

Autonomy is not generally regarded as a value in any area of Jewish law (halakhah), but the dying process may very well be an exception. Dr. Sinclair explores Rabbi Moses Feinstein’s approach to establishing an appropriate balance between the strong Jewish legal mandate to preserve life and the value of maximizing patient autonomy. Rabbi Feinstein’s biblical and talmudic sources, as well as the philosophical and ethical implications of his theory for end-of-life issues in Jewish and comparative law, are discussed.

Opportunities & Challenges for Innovation in Jewish Life

Opportunities & Challenges for Innovation in Jewish LifeUpStart Bay Area – UpStart Bay AreaAmerican Judaism is in the midst of a paradigm shift, as Jewish leaders look for new ways, and build new institutions, to engage American Jews in Jewish life. Fresh ideas and approaches seem to proliferate weekly: according to a recent report, more than 600 Jewish ventures have been created in the last decade alone. Organizations like UpStart Bay Area, Joshua Venture Group, and Bikkurim, exist to nurture and support these efforts. Established organizations are opening up to new approaches to creating and delivering Jewish experiences that more people find relevant and meaningful to their lives.While Jewish social innovation is thriving, Jewish leaders — professionals, lay leaders, funders, and entrepreneurs alike — are faced with a new set of important challenges to address, including:What relationships can be fostered between established organizations and emerging Jewish organizations, to thei
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German-Jewish life on the Eve of WWII

07.11.2011

Uri ben Ari was born in Berlin in 1925, and was eight years old when the Nazis rose to power. He fled from Germany in 1939 and settled in Israel. In addition to being a diplomat and a writer, he has filled numerous posts in the Israeli army.

Prof. Walter (Tzvi) Bacharach was born in Hanau, Germany, in 1928. During World War II, he was interned for almost 4 years in the Nazi camps of Westerbork, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Taucha, Hasag, and Buchenwald. Forced on a death march, he was eventually liberated by the Americans. He is Professor Emeritus of General History at Bar Ilan University.

Excerpt from: German-Jewish life on the Eve of WWII, 2005
Directed By: Reuven Hecker
Producers: Noemi Schory, Liat Benhabib, Liran Atzmor, Itai Ken-Tor
Production Company: Belfilms Ltd.

This video is part of “It Came From Within… Exhibition Marking the Events of Kristallnacht” http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhib…

Jewish Life at the College of Charleston

20.03.2013

Jewish life at the College of Charleston is unique: our Hillel is located in the Jewish Studies Center on campus. Having the Jewish Studies professors nearby gives the Jewish students many resources for learning and growing as young adults. The Jewish Student Life staff and the JSU/Hillel Board work very hard to create programming that engages and interests students. Plus, our community outreach component is nearly unmatched, so students and faculty are a part of Charleston’s vibrant Jewish community. Learn more: http://jewish.cofc.edu

Student Involvement
JSU/Hillel serves as the center for Jewish life for more than 800 students at the College of Charleston. We’re a student-run organization that offers a variety of Jewish-themed programming for the entire student body as well as a chance for Jewish students to connect with each other in a fun, laid back, and supportive environment. We offer weekly programs such as Meet-to-Eat and Shabbat services and dinner. Our programming varies from semester to semester, but always includes community services opportunities, social activities, and religious/cultural events. JSU/Hillel is truly a “home away from home” for Jewish students at the College. Learn more: http://jsuhillel.cofc.edu/about/index…

Academic Program: Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program at the College of Charleston. As such it offers courses from several different academic departments that focus on the Jewish tradition, past and present. Some representative offerings are Hebrew (Languages), Jewish Tradition (Religious Studies), Jewish Thought (Philosophy), Jewish History (History), Holocaust (History), Hebrew Bible (Religious Studies), The Jewish-American Novel (English), and The Modern Middle East (Political Science). These courses are taught by professors from a wide variety of disciplines with very different perspectives. Learn more: http://jewish.cofc.edu/program-inform…

Jewish Sochi

There may not be any Jewish athletes from St. Louis competing in the  Lori Zucker, mentioned that her daughter had attended Camp Simcha, run by 

Laying the Lox on Thick, a Dating Site Focuses on Jewish Humor

Print ads for JDate, the Jewish dating website, which include references to Jewish culture. The ads may appeal to some Jews, but others say that the 

Bluish and Jewish –

 Schlissel, who had a bar mitzvah and grew up in a traditional Jewish home, says he’s not technically observant but still identifies with Jewish culture.

Chicago a cappella’s musical “migrations”

When we think of “Jewish a cappella,” we think of campus groups like The Maccabeats. Or perhaps synagogue choirs on the High Holidays.

Where the heart is

This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, coincides this year with the secular/nominally Christian holiday of Valentine’s Day. While its origins lie in the deeds 

Sun City woman hosts classes on ‘Her Torah

Barbara Moss will teach the classes, which focus on women’s commentary on Torah and perspectives of rabbis and Jewish female scholars.

Deri: Let’s Differentiate Between Chareidim & Bnei Torah

Regarding avreichim, Deri explained the state must understand that the limud Torah“protects the nation no less than the front line soldiers” and he 

B’nai Torah mails Purim Baskets nationwide

Purim is a Jewish festival celebrating the avoidance of an ancient genocide. To celebrate Purim, Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull 

Jewish guide to Valentine’s Day

Is it a religious day full of idol-worshiping, or a secular, modern celebration of love? A historical tour of the holiday through the eyes of the great 

More Than Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…

The festival of Purim is one of the most beloved Jewish holidays, in part because of the customs surrounding its observance: raucous, noisy behavior; 

UpStart accepting applicants for new cohort

UpStart Bay Area, an S.F.-based incubator of innovative nonprofits that aim to expandJewish life, has begun accepting applications for its next cohort 

Danish government bans kosher slaughter

It will have little practical consequences for Jewish life in Denmark since for the past ten years all kosher meat sold in Denmark has been imported 

Jewish Hall of Fame: Lip Pike

Shalom Life’s newest weekly feature, the Jewish Hall of Fame is a way to recognize the remarkable advancements these members of our community 

Will Sharon Brous Bet her Own Life?

She was the founding rabbi of IKAR (Hebrew for “essence”), which describes its mission “[reanimating]Jewish life through soulful religious and 

Capital home from home attracts the marrying kind

Set up as a club for young Jews to meet, there is one statistic of which the Centre forJewish Life is particularly proud. Around 80 couples who have 

Project Elazar program to explore Jewish faith, culture

This realization inspired the hearing and speech sciences major to partner with Rabbi Jessica Lott, Hillel’sJewish life and learning associate director, 

Amid Detroit revival, rabbi inaugurates downtown’s Chabad house

The city that filed for bankruptcy last summer has a new home for Jewish life, the Detroit News reports. By Haaretz and The Associated Press | Feb.

Historic photos ‘pinned’ to digital map tell stories of Jewish life in the Bay Area

Baumgarten has worked with the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in Berkeley, the San Francisco Public Library History Center, S.F. 

Drawn by chance to do good, hundreds crowd mitzva fair

Mitzvot of Greater MetroWest — conducted by the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, the identity-building organization of the Jewish Federation 

Q&A: Rick Jacobs URJ president says Jewish young people are priority 1

Q&A: Rick Jacobs URJ president says Jewish young people are priority 1  into a “movement undergoing renovation that will renew Jewish life.

Inclusion in the Jewish community

There is a growing movement in the Jewish community to include Jews with disabilities in all aspects ofJewish life, driven by the desires of families .

How Froot Loops Helped Me Create a Culinary Connection to the Jewish World

But learning to embrace Jewish food—especially at Passover—was  that closeness kept them (and so me) woven tight into the life of the synagogue.

Cantors unite in song

Fox said that she’s thrilled to bring back the idea of the Jewish singing group.  “We want to keep it important and central and relevant to Jewish life.”

Jewish Club first in the state

According to Engelmann, the club attended several events together in the  In Sioux Falls they had a Purim party, which is a Jewish holiday from the 

Millburn Parent Education Committee hosting talk by Paul Tough

The event is cosponsored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills and Millburn Municipal Alliance 

Broadening appeal: Annual Altoona Jewish film festival continues to grow

But the event’s success has brought along a number of followers. “Since we started, there have been a number of other film festivals that have started 

Jewish life flourishes in Baltimore
Canadian Jewish News (blog)
When thinking about major Jewish communities in North America, several come to mind right away. New York, Los Angeles and even Toronto have large communities nestled within major urban centres. You might be surprised, however, to learn that 
See all stories on this topic »Historic photos ‘pinned’ to digital map tell stories of Jewish life in the Bay 
Jweekly.com
But now anyone can go back in time on Sourdough & Rye, a new online collection of historic photographs, videos and film clips, and see images of Jewish life in the Bay Area over the last 150 years. Young Men’s Hebrew Association barbell class in 
See all stories on this topic »Amid Detroit revival, rabbi inaugurates downtown’s Chabad house
Haaretz
Amid Detroit revival, rabbi inaugurates downtown’s Chabad house. The city that filed for bankruptcy last summer has a new home for Jewish life, the Detroit News reports. By Haaretz and The Associated Press | Feb. 13, 2014 | 3:47 PM 
See all stories on this topic »The Pew Study and Zionism: the Inconvenient Truth
The Jewish Press
At the same time the study showcased several highly successful aspects of OrthodoxJewish life in America. The high level of retention; the low rate of intermarriage (which, in the words of the survey, is “practically nonexistent among Orthodox Jews 
See all stories on this topic »Will Sharon Brous Bet her Own Life?
The Jewish Press
She’s a regular on both Newsweek’s and the Forward’s list of 50 most influential members of the American Jewish community. She was the founding rabbi of IKAR (Hebrew for “essence”), which describes its mission “[reanimating] Jewish life through soulful 
See all stories on this topic »Danish government bans kosher slaughter
World Jewish Congress
The regulation requires all animal slaughter to be carried out with prior stunning of the animal, which is against shechita (Jewish religious slaughter). The measure will go into effect on Monday. It will have little practical consequences for Jewish 
See all stories on this topic »UpStart accepting applicants for new cohort
Jweekly.com
UpStart Bay Area, an S.F.-based incubator of innovative nonprofits that aim to expandJewish life, has begun accepting applications for its next cohort of budding Bay Area Jewish entrepreneurs. Members of the 2014-15 cohort will participate in 
See all stories on this topic »Capital home from home attracts the marrying kind
Jewish Chronicle
Set up as a club for young Jews to meet, there is one statistic of which the Centre forJewish Life is particularly proud. Around 80 couples who have gone, or plan to go under the chupah, first met at its elegant premises in London’s West End 
See all stories on this topic »Ottawa Students Take Study Break to Bake for the Homeless
Chabad.org (blog)
Jessica Rosen, president of the Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa—its mission statement aims “to bring Jewish life to Ottawa university students at Carleton, the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College,” as well as offers programs and services 
See all stories on this topic »Interior Ministry forced to ban discrimination against converts moving to Israel
Haaretz
ITIM: The JewishLife Information Center, an organization that helps individuals navigate Israel’s religious bureaucracy, became aware of many such cases and decided to take action. “This is something that has been going on for years apparently, but it 
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