Educational Experiences in Israel
Spend the most thrilling summer of your life travelling across Israel. Learn about our amazing experiences and programs.
Jewish Books and Literature
Could The Solution to Today’s Problems Be More Arguing, Not Less?
Stories for the Sake of Argument, by Abi Dauber Sterne and Robbie Gringras, is filled with short stories designed to spur family members or groups to engage in healthy disagreement on hot button issues.
How an Instagram Meme Account is Spreading Jewish Joy
March 31, 2023
When Aly Silverberg (she/her) started a Jewish meme account on Instagram, she never expected it to go viral - or for it to have such a big impact on her life and career. She certainly never expected it to reach tens of thousands of other Jews!
The Power of Words: Cory Silverberg Writes a Better World into Existence
March 9, 2023
Cory Silverberg (they/them) is a sex educator, author, and social justice advocate who writes books for young people that center queer, trans, and nonbinary experiences and narratives in collaboration with the artist Fiona Smyth. Together they have published more than 12 books.
Siman Tov U’Mazal Tov: Astrology and Judaism
March 9, 2023
Judaism's relationship with astrology is one that has many twists and turns. Jewish interest in the zodiac can be traced back to the time of the Babylonian exile, which is evidenced by the fact that many of the Hebrew names of the constellations are actually Hebraicized versions of the original Assyrian names.
Jewish Life in Israel and Around the World
Museums to Visit in Jerusalem
With sites like the Western Wall and the Old City, it can often feel like Jerusalem itself is a museum campus. While you're busy exploring the beautiful and historic sites the city has to offer, don't forget to check out the fantastic museums that reside there as well.
Discovering Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia has much to offer the Jewish traveler. Our weeklong journey began in the port city of Halifax, known as the gateway to Canada—where, from 1928 to 1971, more than one million immigrants entered the country.
Buenos Aires: Culture and Community
Best sightseeing and dining, and Buenos Aires' model Jewish community.
Tracks of Time in Jamaican Sands
Aron and Judith experienced a Jewish community the likes of which are not to be found anywhere else in the world.
Development of Reform Jewish Music
The Hassidic masters teach that it is through melody and song that the gates of heaven are opened. Our deepest longings, our greatest joys, and our most profound sorrows are borne on music's wings toward the Shomeiah T'filah, the One who Hears Prayer.
My Letter of Gratitude and Hope to a Synagogue Across the Country
Earlier this month, I joined a Virginia synagogue's virtual Shabbat services, led by its youth group teens. Afterward, I composed and sent an email to the congregation’s cantors to tell them how touched I was by the service and to express my sincere gratitude to them.
A Pandemic Playlist: Jewish and Secular Songs for This Moment
For many of us, words seem inadequate to describe how we are feeling at this very moment. It is music that can carry us, support us, and hold out the possibility of hope and a better future.
Julie Silver Looks Back on More Than 25 Years of Making Jewish Music
Julie Silver is one of the most celebrated and beloved performers in the world of contemporary Jewish music today.