Over the weekend, a tweet from CNN promoted a new series called “Believer” with Reza ...
Congregation Agudath Sholom Shabbat Bulletin
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Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Join us as Muslim and Jewish Women come together
Dear Women of Etz Chaim The Interfaith Outreach Committee has been invited to explore an opportunity to engage with Muslim women in the western suburbs. Whether you are a member of Sisterhood or not (yet), we invite you to collaborate with us in this potential relationship. Women from Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple B’nai Israel have expressed interest as well Below is information about Salaam Shalom, whose mission is to form chapters in the Chicago area in which Muslim and Jewish women come together for dialogue, socialization and community-building activities. The attachment includes specifics about an informational meeting Sunday, May 21st, 3:30-5:30 PM, at College of DuPage Health and Science Center, Rm 1301. COD is at…
How to Cultivate an Innovative Congregational Mindset
Where business goes, the Jewish community has followed, with many suggesting that Jewish organizations and institutions, too, face a choice to innovate or die.
Kohelet Yeshiva Opens Doors to K-8 and a Future for Innovation
It’s not every day that a high school is excited to introduce elementary- and middle-school students to its halls. But the tight-knit community of students and educators within the old mansion walls that originally housed Akiba Hebrew Academy in its prime — whose grand wooden staircases are often nicknamed “Hogwarts” — enters a new era …
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
The Untold Story of How the CDF Created the Anglican Ordinariate
Here's why the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during Benedict XVI’s papacy realized that it had to take charge of the reuni...
The Origins of Ga-Ga, a Favorite Game at Summer Camp
Every morning this summer, when I drop my 6-year-old son off at Jewish day camp, he immediately makes a beeline for the orange-walled pit where the kids play a variant of dodgeball called ga-ga. A counselor drops the ball, it bounces three times (“ga! ga! ga!”), and then the game begins. Players...
The top 13 Jewish newsmakers of 5775
Love them or hate them, these prominent Jews made headlines this year.