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‘A Sacred Culture Rebuilt’ at Museum of Tolerance

by Tess Cutler

November 25, 2014 | 11:44 am

Survivor Albert Rosa poses with his finished collage. Photo by Lori Shocket

Just inside the fluorescent-lit room, six picnic-style tables were supplied with arts and crafts essentials: scissors, glue sticks and stock photos. 

“A lot of survivors don’t have... read full article

  • Why I am obsessed with the Enneagram Personality Test

    By Ellie Herman

    November 25, 2014 | 9:34 am

    I first became acquainted with the Enneagram 16 years ago, in the midst of an existential crisis brought on by the sudden death of a family member. Distraught and looking for solace, I enrolled in a course called “Jewish Spirituality.” Although I don’t remember the exact...

  • Behind social entrepreneurship, a surprising force

    by Dara Weinerman Steinberg, JTA

    November 21, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Five years ago, when I began to work for Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation, I met with a colleague who worked with early-stage nonprofit organizations that are creating new ways of involving people in Jewish community life.

    How wonderful, I gushed, that there are all these people...

  • Modeling volunteerism in Israel as an observant Zionist

    By Orit Arfa

    November 20, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    This year, Jay Shultz won’t be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the hundreds of American olim (immigrants) he has managed to unite in Tel Aviv through his Am Yisrael Foundation. He did serve one last year, when America’s holiday of gratitude coincided with Chanukah, as a way to...

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  • Cancer research is this teen’s cause

    by Cyndi Bemel

    November 20, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    When she was 11 years old, Morgan Davidson made a promise to her dying grandmother, Barbara Klass, that she would help others who suffered from lymphoma, the cancer that eventually took her grandmother’s life. With her determination and vivacious personality — and a propensity to...

  • Sharing tzedakah with the next generation

    by Leslee Komaiko

    November 20, 2014 | 2:03 pm

    Like many doting grandparents, Peggy and Ed Robin have given their grandchildren small cash gifts over the years. Last year, they upped the ante and made a significant gift to each of the seven.

    This time, though, the money came with a caveat: It had to be given away.

    The...

  • My year of street tzedakah

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    November 20, 2014 | 11:17 am

    When I lived in Berkeley in the late ’60s and early ’70s, walking along Telegraph Avenue could be expensive if you gave to every panhandler who asked for spare change. Not that much has changed in all these years. The number of people asking for handouts is at least as great as it...

  • Survivor: Eva Perlman

    By Jane Ulman

    November 19, 2014 | 12:24 pm

    The alert came at dusk. Eva Perlman (then called Eva Hanna Gutmann), just 12 years old, looked out the window of the apartment her family was renting in Autrans, France, on the second story of what they called “the yellow house.” Not far away, she could make out the silhouettes of...

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