Jill Suzanne Jacobs


And Justice for All: Curriculum Connects Learning With Action

By Jill Suzanne Jacobs

‘Stephanie Rotsky, World Fixer” reads the sign in Hebrew and English at the entrance to Rotsky’s office at the Rashi School, a Reform Jewish day school outside Boston. It can’t be easy to live up to such great expectations, but Rotsky’s actual job title is perhaps no less daunting: social justice coordinator.Rotsky is theRead More


As If There Weren’t Enough Jews in Hollywood Already...

By Jill Suzanne Jacobs

This summer, Hollywood film figures David Sacks, David N. Weiss and Jason Venokur will be offering a three-week fellowship for young Jews interested in filmmaking. During the course of the August program, students will eat, sleep and dream Jewish life, hobnob with luminaries of Los Angeles’s film industry, and learn the nuts and bolts ofRead More


No Fear of Flying Solo Women Are Reconceiving Single Motherhood as a Choice Rather Than a Sentence

By Jill Suzanne Jacobs

Curled up on a friend’s couch, mug of tea in hand, 36-year-old Nancy Vineberg dished about the joys and trials of parenthood one recent Sunday afternoon. Nearby, her 3-year-old, Noa, played exuberantly under the supervision of a friend while Vineberg enjoyed a rare uninterrupted chat.Like most parents of young children, Vineberg is used toRead More


A Room of One’s Own

By Jill Suzanne Jacobs

Nirit Artzi-Shapira flitted about the swanky Tel Aviv parent-child center Diada, clad in loose khakis and an orange top, her infant daughter snug against her chest in a blue sling.Children bring an easy smile to the face of Artzi-Shapira, a program director at Diada, who dedicates most days to their well-being. The state of childbirth in Israel,Read More


Web-Savvy Elders Cast Their Lines on the Net

By Jill Suzanne Jacobs

‘I will mark Valentine’s Day religiously by thanking God for sending me Don. I really believe He did,” said Harriet Fernandez, 61 — my mother, the newlywed. “It couldn’t have just been a coincidence. It is true bashert,” she said. My mother and Don Fernandez, 64, met last February. In October they married.Falling in love, my motherRead More






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