Check out Michelle Goldberg’s new web-only piece, “Same As It Ever Was?” up at The American Prospect. Her tagline, or more likely her editor’s tagline, for the article wonders if the “pro-Israel lobby, long seen as an immutable part of American politics, may be headed toward obsolescence.” I’m not sure if I buy that, since [...]
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 [...]
now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.
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 [...]
For folks who are looking for a place to grow your leadership skills in the social justice world, and to do so with other Jews, definitely check out this opportunity! The Selah Leadership Program* trains a cross-section of leaders in Jewish and secular organizations to be effective, sustainable and collaborative agents for change. Through it’s [...]
(apologies to those who aren’t living in new york city – this is an event announcement) (it seems like there are many more radical purim extravaganzas going on all over the country, though, and i’m posting this announcement in part to encourage folks to think big and exciting for next year…) this year’s eighth-or-so edition [...]
OK, I try not to just post events, but this just rocks, so I’m putting it up for folks–if you’re in the Bay Area, check out this Three-Part Series on Judaism, Consumer Power, and What It Means to Work for the Greater Good! Big love to AJWS, AVODAH and Congregation Emanu-El Young Adult Community for [...]