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  • Rooted in the land, creating contemporary community

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 25, 2015 | 9:12 am

    Traditionally, the sukkah is a symbol of shelter, a shade from the elements, that simultaneously conveys both safety and impermanence. By building and sitting in a sukkah every year during the harvest holiday of Sukkot, Jews everywhere acknowledge this duality — creating the space...

  • Wisdom of layers: Reflections on the Collaboratory

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    March 18, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    “What am I supposed to wear to a ranch?” 

    The “ranch” in question was the headquarters of the Leichtag Foundation, a major funder of Jewish and Israeli causes, headquartered in Encinitas, Calif. (in northern San Diego County). My snow-logged East Coast pals were consulting me on...

  • Moishe House gains up to $6 million to expand

    August 14, 2012 | 12:29 pm

    Moishe House, the international group focused on building communities for Jews in their 20s, will gain up to $6 million to expand its programming.

    The funding, part of a strategic growth plan, was offered by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family...