Raising money for Israel ranges from being exhilarating to exhausting. Having had lots of interactions with donors and NGOs in this field, I have prepared some thoughts about conceptual and practical issues that everyone involved must consider for this endeavour. Suitable for fundraisers, non-profit staff and trustees and donors.
When can I get my hair cut? How can I get my hair cut? Today, with too many of us looking a little shaggy, we ask these questions in a state of semi-panic, but these were Jewishly relevant issues even pre-COVID19. We’ll explore some halachic issues related to haircuts, as well as how Jews have left their mark on the hair industry.
Raising children is always a challenge no matter where, and to every family. Raising Jewish children in a non Jewish environment is an even bigger challenge. After 4 years in Poland I would like to share my experience, challenges and creative way to raise my children in such a situation. I will share the ideas, methods and obstacles.
Ever wondered what a same-sex (religious) Jewish wedding could look like? We will explore our journey to design a ceremony that looks back to our tradition & blends it with commitments to egalitarianism, inclusivity & universalism.Sharing our marriage tales, we are excited to relive the joy of dancing without social distancing– may it soon return!
16-25 year olds are the age group most likely to experience relationship abuse. Awareness raising on campus is a core part of our work at Jewish Women's Aid and this session will provide an overview of the realities of sexual violence and assault at university. We'll share updates on our flagship project in collaboration with UJS and Chaplaincy.Limmud handout.pdf
There’s so much to listen to: arguments, silence, stories, God, birds, pain, music, trees. But what actually is listening? And how can Jewish sources help us?
Jewish religious freedom is coming under threat from the right, left and the secularist centre throughout Europe. There have been unsuccessful legislative attempts to ban brit Milah and shechita, and in some countries bans on shechita already exist. What is driving the situation and what can we do to push back and defend our religious rights?
During the days of Shimon ben Shetach, Theodosius of Rome, one of the leader's of that city's Jewish community, did something that the Rabbis in the land of Israel considered heretical: They began eating roasted lambs on Passover evening. We'll explore some texts on the heresy of sacrifice, as well as tensions between Israel and the Disapora.
It can be life affirming to reflect on what we have and what we have to give...........Pass It On. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”; meaningful discussions should be innate acts of kindness so those involved have greater peace of mind to celebrate that life.