These six suggestions could be the key to saving Conservative Judaism.
Denying access to Torahs for egalitarian worship undermines Jewish educational efforts to build up young American Jews’ identification with Israel.
Rabbi David Lau’s condemnation this week of Naftali Bennett’s visit to the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan was shortsighted and inaccurate in many ways.
How did the daughter of one of the world’s most prominent rabbis become a firebrand in the Communist Party. Writer Dave Schechter traces the strange and tangled history of his great-aunt Amy Schechter.
The National Labor Relations Board dismissed charges against a Philadelphia Jewish day school that stopped recognizing its teachers union.
Synagogues aren’t the only institutions in the Conservative movement changing their policies to become more welcoming to non-Jews and interfaith families.
The AVI CHAI Foundation awarded nearly $2 million to support the Conservative movement’s Solomon Schechter network of Jewish day schools.
As more Jewish schools shut their doors, families face wrenching decisions about what comes next for their chilldren. They are dilemmas shaped by both belief and economic class.
Non-Orthodox day schools have suffered an enrollment dip of 5 to 6%. It may not be surprising in light of the deep recession and the general decline in Jewish affiliation.
In celebration of Jewish Book Month, The Arty Semite is partnering with the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) and the Jewish Book Council to present “30 Days, 30 Texts,” a series of reflections by community leaders on the books that influenced their Jewish journeys. Today, Jonathan D. Sarna writes about “Great Jews Since Bible Times” by Elma Ehrlich Levinger.