By Rachel Cohen
Presidents Conference Rejected J Street — and Me
The author, center, addresses the J Street conference in Washington in 2013 / Rachel Cohen I’ve watched as millions and millions of dollars have been poured into youth leadership programs, summer camps, Taglit-Birthright trips and other “big initiatives” to foster identity amongst young Jews. And I’ve grown up listening to my parents’ and grandparents’ generations…
Jewish Fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi Marks 100 Years Amid Sweeping Culture Changes
Many kegs have been tapped since the night of November 7, 1913, when 11 Jewish students gathered at New York University to found the first official chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Over the next 100 years, the organization, most commonly known as AEPi, would grow — from a small sanctuary for ostracized Jews…
Becoming More Jewish — In Mexico
I recently spent several weeks studying Spanish in Guanajuato. It’s an important historical city in central Mexico, where influential mines once stood and where the first battle of the Mexican War of Independence took place. Guanajuato is also a predominately Catholic city; my host family had large paintings of Catholic saints, ornate crosses and other…
This past summer, Anne-Marie Slaughter shook up the national feminist conversation with her provocative Atlantic piece “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Writing about the challenges she faces balancing her role as a mother and a professional, she argued that systemic changes must be made in both the workplace and society for women to…
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Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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