Gabrielle Birkner


'Serial' Ends With Nod to Jewish Prof

By Gabrielle Birkner

Illustration by Lior Zaltzman Read More


As Chabad Gathers, South Dakota Is Only State Missing

By Gabrielle Birkner

As Chabad Gathers, South Dakota Is Only State Missing
Some 4,200 Chabad rabbis from more than 80 countries are gathering this weekend in New York for the annual conference of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.Read More


Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Comes Out as Gay

By Gabrielle Birkner

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Comes Out as Gay
Gil Steinlauf, the married senior rabbi at Adas Israel — a large and historic Conservative synagogue in Washington, D.C. — has announced that he is gay.Read More


A Network for Courageous Parents Offers New Views, Advice on Grief

By Gabrielle Birkner

A Network for Courageous Parents Offers New Views, Advice on Grief
Grieving parents find support and a way to cope with their child’s fatal diagnosis in the Network For Courageous Parents, a new videocentric online resource.Read More


Two Grieving Mothers, One Friendship

By Gabrielle Birkner

Two Grieving Mothers, One Friendship
Becky Benson and Emily Rapp both lost a child to Tay Sachs disease. Other than that, they had little in common – until they became each other’s ‘grief mentor.’Read More



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