Call him a personal shopper, a matchmaker or a boutique investment adviser. However he is described, Joseph Hyman is trying to chart a new course in the world of Jewish philanthropy. A longtime Jewish organizational professional and fundraiser, Hyman last year launched the Center...
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Peter Gould had his last drink on Purim night seven years ago -- or, more accurately, his last drinks.
"I drank more alcohol in a day than a human body can handle," he said, relaxing on a puffy couch in Baltimore in jeans, sneakers and a black knit kipah.
At the time, Gould --...
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Once Mireille Silcoff had been hired to edit a new quarterly Jewish magazine for young people, she needed to give it a name.
"At one point I just started asking people, 'What are the first things you think of when you think about your Jewishness?'" Silcoff recalled. "You can't...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Earlier this year, Yossi Beilin, leader of Israel's Meretz-Yahad Party, called for the establishment of an assembly of Jewish lawmakers from around the world to address issues of consequence to global Jewry.
Beilin's call echoed an idea two years earlier from Israeli President...
November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Jewish philanthropies didn't raise much more money last year than they did the previous year, but the American Jewish community remains numerically over-represented among America's top charities, an examination of a recent ranking of philanthropies demonstrates.
October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm
American legislators, Israeli officials and Jewish groups are working diplomatic channels in an effort to stave off a looming lulav shortage ahead of Sukkot.
Their efforts follow a surprise move by Egypt, which -- after years as the world's primary supplier of the palm fronds that...
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Last year, Deena Messinger considered leaving her job as a kindergarten teacher at Sinai Akiva Academy in Westwood to teach at a secular private school or a public school. While Sinai pays well relative to other day schools, she said, a switch would mean higher salary and better...
June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
It has become axiomatic in certain circles to say that the Conservative movement is at a crossroads as it considers its future.
With the announcement this month of the upcoming retirement of Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, longtime chancellor of the movement's flagship Jewish Theological...
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As the regal red curtains were pulled aside, clearing the way for the still-unidentified new pope to emerge on the balcony of the Vatican Basilica and offer a blessing to church faithful, many Jews joined the world's 1 billion Catholics in holding their collective breath.
March 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
The decision of a leading association of centrist Orthodox rabbis to expel one of its members has highlighted for some in the community the difficulties of addressing sexual abuse in the Orthodox world.
Following an investigation into allegations from several women of sexual...