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News and Press | Covenant in Action

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Mar 4, 2014 | Location: San Rafael, CA | Category: Covenant in Action
SLIDESHOWSan Rafael, CA, Mar 4, 2014—Family mealtime may be on the rebound. That is, if those who see it as key to Jewish continuity prevail against 21 st century forces staring them down. [More]
Nov 25, 2013 | Location: Chicago | Category: Covenant in Action
SLIDESHOWChicago, Nov 25, 2013—Esther Bley pulled out her smart phone and proudly passed around an image of her college-aged granddaughter, Sarah, in full tikun olam mode. [More]
Oct 7, 2013 | Location: New York | Category: Covenant in Action
SLIDESHOWNew York, Oct 7, 2013—It’s a Jewish journey writ large, as an unaffiliated Jewish artist immersed himself in teachings just a few years ago and now conveys Jewish wisdom through his own museum-worthy art form. [More]
Sep 10, 2013 | Location: New York | Category: Covenant in Action
SLIDESHOWNew York, Sep 10, 2013—Come spring, the halls of Barrack Hebrew Academy just outside Philadelphia will feature story panels, images, videos and other temporary exhibits – all researched and created by students  - depicting German and Austrian Jewish communities prior to the Holocaust. [More]
Sep 10, 2013 | Location: San Francisco | Category: Covenant in Action
SLIDESHOWSan Francisco, Sep 10, 2013—He recently acquired an iPhone, and so with the characteristic curiosity of a new and adventurous user, here he was at a gathering advancing the use of technology in Jewish schools - getting his hands dirty with apps and programs, and filling his head with new ideas and possibilities. [More]
Sep 10, 2013 | Category: Covenant in Action
Sep 10, 2013—It was at our very first session that Ed Serotta, founding director of Centropa , stood before us in the Centrum Judaicum of the Neue Synagoge, and said, “No Jew comes to Berlin happily.” [More]
Jun 3, 2013 | Location: Chicago | Category: Covenant in Action
SLIDESHOWChicago, Jun 3, 2013—Samantha Harris was describing Chicago businessman Leon Mandel II - of the city’s famed Mandel Brothers department store - with all the curiosity and enthusiasm that a sixth grader can muster. [More]
Mar 14, 2013 | Location: New York | Category: Covenant in Action
VIDEOSLIDESHOWNew York, Mar 14, 2013—Even a forecast of heavy snow didn’t stop Natalie Kent – who’s pushing 80 – from getting to a Upper East Side rehearsal studio for some full-throated singing and fancy foot moves, prepping for the big day less than two weeks away. [More]

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Mar 10, 2014

Celebrate Purim with our friends from G-dcast’s fabulous new app

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Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland

A new, “unexpected” generation of Jews made an appearance in Poland following the fall of the communist regime. Once home to the greatest Jewish community in the world and then site of the largest tragedy in Jewish history, today Poland is experiencing what some have called a “renaissance...[More]