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The J Street Decision – Stephen Savitsky talks to Past Conference of Presidents Chair Dr. Richard B. Stone

May 28, 2014, by

Intense debate abounded throughout the Jewish American world last month following the announcement that the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations denied admission to J Street. Dr. Richard B. Stone, past chairman of the Conference, spoke to Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen Savitsky about the decision, dispelling the notion that it was

Magen Yeladim

March 12, 2014, by

Last week, our community was privileged to welcome Magen Yeladim’s Safety Kid program to Cleveland. The Los Angeles-based staff, including Debbie Fox, Yair Cohn, and Yelli Koenig, braved the Cleveland weather to provide us with a comprehensive community-wide child safety training program.  Over the course of three days, staff and administration in the Jewish Day

“Letters to President Clinton” Book Launch Event: Pictures and Video

February 13, 2014, by

At a recent community event hosted by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik at Shearith Israel in New York City, Senator Lieberman, Rabbi Genack, Rabbi Soloveichik and renowned Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, talked a range of topics from President Lincoln’s Jewish Doctor to  Rabbi Genack’s relationship with President Clinton. The new book, Letters to President Clinton, can be purchased at www.OUpress.org.

Infographic: Where Did We Go Wrong?

February 12, 2014, by

The Pew Report on American Jewish life has created quite a buzz for the past few months.   What to make of all the numbers? What can we—average people, congregational leadership, communal workers—do about it? Invite. Communicate. Engage. To provide context for increased outreach efforts and to better understand the impact of these results, the Orthodox

An Inclusive Job Fair: Would We Not Want That For Everyone?

January 28, 2014, by

In his recent article, “Workplaces for Everyone,” published on eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Micah Fleisig writes, “Aside from financial necessities that jobs support, individuals obviously gather more than just money through work. People receive purpose, organization and routine, confidence, relationships, and a place in a community. Jobs allow people to face and overcome challenges, learn from others, learn

Considering What We Have In Common

January 28, 2014, by

Her name was Shira. She had bright eyes, long brown hair, and liked to put mustard in her tuna fish sandwiches. I was in the fourth grade when we met, and as the new kid at school, I felt that I was the only one who didn’t know how to respond to the fact that