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Queer Jews! Allies! Western Massachusetts!

This is a guest post from Staci Akselrod, a student at Hampshire College: Join us for the Queer Jews and Allies Conference at Hampshire College, in Amherst, MA, on Sunday December 4th! This free, day-long conference will offer workshops, panels,…

Jews at OWS: Huge Surprise!

A local here in DC asked me to write a bit about how there came to be Jewish practice at Occupy Wall St, Occupy K St and elsewhere. I wrote a bit and thought it might be interesting to other…

OccupyKst Kol Nidrei

Friday October 7th, 7:15 AM: I wake up to a text message. It’s Eli Kasargod-Staub. He wanted to see if we could get together a kol nidrei service like the one being planned in NYC by Mobius et al. We…

Occupy Kol Nidrei

In addition to the initial event in NYC there are also Occupy Wall Street solidarity Kol Nidrei services going on in Philadelphia, Boston, and DC. Spread the word to interested parties you might know in any of those cities!

Everett Fellow Applications Deadline: May 2

Imagine late-night singing and philosophical discussions under the stars; engrossing Jewish learning; opportunities to participate in a variety of services, arts experiences, Shabbat celebrations, and outdoor activities; meeting a group of dynamic, thoughtful, energetic Jewish young adults as well as…

Wedding Manifesto v1.2

Apologies for having been quite quiet for the past while. Much of it had to do with planning a wedding and getting life back to “normal” afterwards. As I reflected on that experience, I decided to write up some advice…

Most Ashkenazi E-mail Subject Line Ever?

Think for a second about the e-mail subject line you’ve seen that is the most evocative of American Judaism. I wouldn’t want to presume that all American Jews are Ashkenazim so let’s refine the search to Ashkenazi-American culture. I just…