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Headshot of musician Guy Mendilow with long blond hair and a hat holding a guitar

Israeli-born musician Guy Mendilow directs a world-class ensemble that combines evocative storytelling with emotionally captivating music. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Lincoln Memorial against black background

Although American Jews widely admired both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln was the first president to have extensive social contact with Jews in the U.S.

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein's chocolate cup

An exhibit in a Manhattan synagogue invites visitors on a first-ever visual journey into the mysteries, opportunities, and resilience of the Jewish chocolate story.

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz
Yellow flowers on a cactus blooming in the desert

The pioneers who built the State of Israel faced myriad challenges to create a self-sufficient society in a desert environment without easy access to food or water.

Rachel Landman
Golda Meir

In January 1948, Golda Meir gave a speech in Chicago that, as David Ben-Gurion later wrote, “got the money which made the Jewish state possible.”

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein
Children in a kindergarten class in a DP camp

Following World War II, many Jews were confined to displaced persons (DPs) camps in Allied-occupied countries. Among them were my parents and parents-in-law.

Jean Bloch Rosensaft
Ahad Ha'am's grave in Tel Aviv

A walk in Tel Aviv’s Old Cemetery led me to the tombstone of Ahad Ha’am, one of the most influential pre-state Zionist thinkers and the founder of cultural Zionism.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Black and white photograph of a Jewish family in Jedrzejow Poland, circa 1900

Jews were "undesirable" and "filthy," said a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service.

Ben Sales (JTA)
Holocaust transport train on tracks

Whispers grow of a stealthy increase in “Holocaust fatigue” among all the generations. What is required is resetting of the narrative reset.

Arthur B. Shostak, PhD
USS Arizona Memorial

Fake news and falsehoods are difficult to combat. What happens when such stories emerge from within the greater Jewish family?

Rabbi Daniel M. Bronstein, Ph.D.

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