JValley Blog

A Perspective on Jewish Poland

By Arielle Hendel and Ellen Kitchen

Today was so full, I am going to have to check my itinerary to see what we did. Well, to be honest, Susan, David and I started our tour of Warsaw on Sunday with a wonderful stroll from the hotel to the Old Town of Warsaw. We found wonderful shops and …

Personal reflections on our Adult MOTL trip

By Arielle Hendel

I missed my traveling companions. It just happened that for this trip, I traveled alone to our destination. This has to be the single longest time that I have been alone in 23 years. To my utter amusement, at JFK, I was seated with a group of 60 Polish-Americans who w…

That One Jewish Girl

By Naava Ellenberg, blogger @ That One Jewish Girl

White girls tweeting #blacklivesmatter, men fighting for women to have equal rights, but if I mention the new rise of anti-Semitism across the globe or the fact that an Israeli child can enter a bomb shelter in under 20 seconds, the respo…

72 Days of Doing: Week 1: Thanking

By Susan Gavens

 

I would like to begin our first action, by THANKING each and every donor and volunteer caller that participated in Super Sunday. As I was walking onto the Levy Family Campus Sunday morning, I could feel the excitement. Volunteers were arriving, chatting and catching…

Jewish Federations Condemn Deadly Shootings in Copenhagen

The Jewish Federations of North America are shocked and grieved following yesterday’s attacks on the Krystalgade Synagogue and the cultural center in Copenhagen that has left at least two people dead - including Dan Uzan, a Jewish volunteer security guard - and others injured.

Michael S…