Events Category

This Sunday, February 21st, prominent Jewish activists and artists will share their skills at Inside the Activists’ Studio SF, which will feature workshops on art, food justice, spirituality, and other topics, a spoken word performance by poet Josh Healey, and a panel discussion with leading activists. Daniel Kaufman, one of the panelists, shares his thoughts […]

JVoices is co-sponsoring an exciting upcoming free event in the San Francisco Bay Area! Here’s the scoop… I recently got a piece published in Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. It’s an essay I co-authored with my friend Nzinga, about our experiences as African American Jews. She converted to Judaism, and I was born Jewish; so, […]

We’re in a panel now titled, A Community in Crisis? Reflections on Gender, Generations, Diversity, and the Jewish Future. Join us online at 1:29 A few highlights from panelists thus far: David Schoem, sociologist, argued that there is no crisis in the Jewish community, but there may well be one in Jewish organizations. Being […]

While the internet, Facebook and Twitter grant us a global connection, the focus on our local communities remain integral, necessary and vital to Jewish identity. That’s at least one message that Yiddishkayt and Jewish Artists Initiative are bringing to Los Angeles this Passover through this Ashkenazi seder celebration. This Thursday, April 2nd, they’ll be hosting […]

This Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, the University of Michigan School of Social Work will be hosting an impressive set of Jewish thinkers and activists, most of them quite progressive. It’s a conference to relaunch the university’s Jewish Communal Leadership Program, and to install professor Karla Goldman as Sol Drachler Chair of Jewish […]

I stopped just dropping promos for upcoming events, but every once in awhile, I’ll break my own rule. Here’s one of those times: The Welcoming Synagogues Project: Diversity & LGBT Inclusion in the Jewish World Coming to — yes, no surprise — NY and LA (I feel folks pain about limited access to events now […]

Live blogging is still surreal to me. Remember when you used to go to events, and you’d be lucky if people took photos, or maybe audio recorded speakers? I know, I sound old, and I’m turning 30 in March. Anyway, check it out, Velveteen Rabbi is seriously giving it to us, post after post, on […]

The American Jewish World Service-AVODAH partnership wants you to self-define as an activist. Last night’s Inside the Activists’ Studio conference in New York (co-sponsored by set out to celebrate every kind of social consciousness, from choosing to buy fair trade coffee to going door to door for housing rights. Well over 100 Jewish activists […]

The New Israel Forum is an annual event put on by the New Israel Fund, an organization that raises money for social change in Israel. It’s a group that has an interesting challenge: it appeals to pro-Israel Jews in the United States, and then gives the money to nonprofits in Israel who are often bitterly […]