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Posts Tagged ‘Jewish educator’

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For Openers: Today, I Shaved My Best Friend’s Head

Identity and gevurah (strength). Today, I shaved my best friend’s head. As a result, I choose to address my own identity by wearing a kippah. Visible signs of faith are tricky. In Orthodoxy, it is separated first and foremost by gender. For women, there is the question of covering their hair. And how to cover…

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Parshat Mattot/Massei

Weekly Torah Portion – The Importance Of Unification

Parshat Mattot/Massei: Numbers 30:2-36:13; Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4. As the Israelites move closer to conquering the land of Canaan and the land is divided between the 12 tribes of Israel, two of the tribes, Reuven and Gad, ask Moses for permission to settle outside of the land of Israel opposite the Jordan River. Moses considers the…

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Lansing, Michigan Capitol

Commentary: Risking Arrest

About four years ago, I was in my first week of training for my summer fellowship in community organizing. I was still learning the basics of what I would be doing that summer and getting to know my cohort when they took us to a protest at the Los Angeles airport. It was one of…

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Rabbi Elyse Goldstein and her husband, Baruch Sienna

Toronto Educators

Beth Shalom to host couple at its annual Nelson Legacy Event. Do men and women read the Bible differently? That’s the question Rabbi Elyse Goldstein will answer as the keynote speaker for this year’s Nelson Legacy Event at Congregation Beth Shalom in Oak Park, which will start on Wednesday, June 6. For the second half…

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Rabbi Jared and Sarit Anstandig

Jewish@edu – Back In Michigan

Michael Weiss } Special to the Jewish News Rabbi Jared Anstandig returns to join the Ann Arbor Jewish community. After 35 years under the leadership of retiring Rabbi Rod Glogower, the Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan (AAOM) and University of Michigan Hillel are preparing this summer to welcome Rabbi Jared Anstandig to the new leadership role…

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Hillel students, faculty and staff spell out 60 in honor of the school’s 60th anniversary.

Hillel At 60

Above: Hillel students, faculty and staff spell out 60 in honor of the school’s 60th anniversary. Nurturing Jewish leaders traditionally and now in 21st-century fashion. As Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit heralds its 60th year, it celebrates the transformation of a school from a traditional academic model into an institution that is nationally regarded as…

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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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