New Push To Link Jewish Boomers to Community

Baby boomers are reaching retirement age, and for the Jews among them, the search is on for active and meaningful pursuits beyond the stereotypical retreat to South Florida for three decades of porch-side sunning. This, at least, is the viewpoint held by Stuart Himmelfarb and David Elcott, the brains behind B3 the Jewish Boomer Platform, a new organization that aims to work with Jewish institutions to help them engage boomers — individuals born between 1946 and 1964 — at the critical pivot between career and retirement.

Jews in Brooklyn and Houston Struggle With Tragedies

The two tragedies occurred 1,500 miles apart and in much different circumstances, but both united a community in shock, horror and grief.

U.S. Peace Group Calls for Boycott of Settlement Products

Taking protest against Israel’s new anti-boycott law one step forward, a member organization of American Jewry’s primary umbrella group for Israel is calling on its supporters to boycott products made in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.


Israel Wrestles With How — or Whether — To Recognize Gay Couples

Joshua Goldberg thought his husband of four years would automatically qualify for Israeli citizenship. Theirs is shaping up as a test case for recognition of gay marriage.


Israeli and Palestinian Activists Gloomy Over Peace

Israeli and Palestinian peace activists forged close bonds at a U.N.-sponsored seminar. Still, neither side is optimistic about the sputtering peace process.

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