Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left

Growing in Focus

MSU holds its largest Israel conference as new Serling Institute is launched. Above: Many of the conference participants, along with Elaine and Michael Serling, seated at left. Credit: Jordan Noble Michigan State University hosted the largest academic conference on Israel in its history Sept. 16-17. More than 260 faculty, students and community members from East Lansing, Metro…

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Orthodox Jews. Modern Orthodox

What is Orthodox Judaism?

Some of the consternation regarding Modern Orthodox Rabbi Asher Lopatin stems in no small part from a lack of familiarity with the history and development of Orthodox Judaism itself. The term “orthodox,” derived from the Greek words orthos (correct) and doxa (belief or path), means “the correct belief” or “correct path.” Orthodox Judaism insists there…

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Team Mayim Menches: Addison Fleishman, Eliana Mayerson, Daria Gutmann and Elyse Fleishman. Esther Matthies was unable to attend the event. PHOTO CREDIT: Jill Gutmann

Legos Competition

Jill Gutmann Special to the Jewish News Hillel Girl Scouts bring home innovation trophy. Legos! I don’t like Legos,” Daria yelled to me (her mom) as I told her I signed her up for a Lego robotics team. I knew she would love building and creating with Legos if she just gave it a chance. …

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Israeli flag. Israel

LINKed to Israel

StandWithUs curriculum connects middle school students with Israel. StandWithUs (SWU) is an international nonprofit organization that supports Israel through worldwide educational programs and efforts to combat anti-Semitism. Through extensive leadership training programs for high school and college students, Los Angeles-based StandWithUs builds strong connections between young people in the diaspora and Israel. But staff members…

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