With the prospect of an effective vaccine on the horizon, programs like Birthright that give primacy to intensive interaction will be relaunched.
We learned that online Jewish life has been most strongly embraced by those people who were engaged in Jewish life prior to the pandemic.
Over 80% of respondents struggling financially had college or graduate degrees and nearly all were employed before the crisis.
Along several key indicators of Jewish life, it seems that the answer is a resounding yes.
Though it’s tempting to lose faith in polls after this election, Saxe, Krasner Aronson, and Boxer argue that they are actually essential. Here’s why.
The Pew Study tells us that the Jewish population is not in decline, Leonard Saxe says. But we need to think about ways to keep all these Jews in the fold.
Leonard Saxe proposes that creating a Jewish scholarship fund, supported by a progressive tax. The tax would be paid by organizations that pay salaries above a set amount.
Researchers have plenty of questions about American Jews: How many are there, how to define them, and whether the community is growing. Everyone agrees more data is needed.
I am one of many individuals across our country?s social, cultural and political mosaic fortunate to know Gabby Giffords. The enormity of the attempted assassination is palpable, and I feel profound sorrow for Gabby and her family and all of those touched by a senseless act of violence. It is a deeply distressing moment for our society.
One of the greatest challenges facing the Jewish community is how to engage young adults during the long stretch of life between college and parenthood. Jewish young adults want to be involved with Jewish life, but to date the community’s response has been limited, uncoordinated and lacking in clear vision. Examination of the experiences of alumni of the Taglit-Birthright Israel program offers us a window onto this problem and suggests possible ways forward.