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August 2013

A Look at Elul

Take this time for introspection and exploration.

The Crying Season

Tears have special meaning now.


This year, for the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving will overlap with the first night of Chanukah, and I for one am excited to...

Making It Real

In Deuteronomy, God makes miracles apparent to a new generation.

Israel’s Religious Divide

Haredi question is complicated.

Trip of a Lifetime

Going to Israel is like arriving home.

Worship without Walls

Forward-thinking synagogues and organizations are breaking the rules of engagement.

Showcasing Talent

Artists join athletes as the Merage JCC unites ArtsFest and Maccabi Games as one event.

Not Forgotten

CHAI Missions extends a hand to Cuban Jews.

Bank on It

BJE’s Israel Savings Partnership makes peer trip to Israel possible for high school students.

Tradition & Technology

Students get iPads, meals and acculturation along with Hebrew studies at iHebrew School.

Wired for Success

Students use Skype and other tools to prepare for B’nai Mitzvah remotely.

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