June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen I was 16, I was elected president of my synagogue youth group. I will never forget that feeling of euphoria that accompanied the victory. But I also remember how I felt the very next day after the excitement and thrill of the victory had already started to wear off. I was...
June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pmDr. Michael Berenbaum last week stepped down as president and chief executive officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, established by Steven Spielberg five years ago, following the universal success of his film "Schindler's List."
The Shoah Foundation has not...
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmMost of the people I know in Israel voted for Barak; a few preferred Netanyahu. But on the part of almost everyone, outcome aside, there was a tremendous sense of excitement, of participating in what felt like an intense moment of change.
In Israel, after all, 80 percent of the...
July 2, 1998 | 7:59 pm
In addition to the usual bathing suits, socks and shorts, as suggested by Camp Hess Kramer on its inventory list, my daughter, Samantha, needed an orange sweat shirt with blue (preferably royal) lettering spelling out the words "Leadership '97" on the front and her name on the back....
January 15, 1998 | 7:00 pmMore than 40 Jews planted a sapling at the Sepulveda DamRecreation Area as part of the third annual COEJL Jewish EnvironmentLeadership Training Institute. Photo by Shlomit Levy
Connecting Judaism to the Environment
Last weekend's COEJL conference brings
together 100 activists
August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm
When my grandson stands at the Kotel...I will remind him that whatever divides us...it will be my generation's responsibility to guarantee that he gets the tools for Jewish survival, and it will be his generation's responsibility to determine how those tools are used
We are rapidly...
July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pmIn addition to the usual bathing suits,
socks and shorts, as suggested by Camp Hess Kramer on
its inventory list, my daughter, Samantha, needed an
orange sweat shirt with blue (preferably royal) lettering
spelling out the words "Leadership '97" on the front and
her name on the back....
July 3, 1997 | 8:00 pmA yeshiva outgrew its downtown quarters and moved to the former site of an upstate boys' academy. Finding a boathouse on the property, the Rosh Yeshiva called in one of the rabbis and ordered him to organize a rowing team.
"Rebbe, what do we know from rowing?" the rabbi asked.