Arts, Culture & Travel

Educational Experiences in Israel

Spend the most thrilling summer of your life travelling across Israel. Learn about alternative solutions to environmental and ecological issues, earn high school or college credit through learning and living on a kibbutz, and much more.

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Jewish Books and Literature

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Best Jewish Films of 2021

December 27, 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the year in Jewish film and highlight six worthy of your attention. Two of the films here are from first-time filmmakers, another pair are Holocaust documentaries, and the final duo draw their tales from the past. Here is my list of the best Jewish films released in the U.S. in 2021.

Becoming Dr. Ruth

December 17, 2021
"Becoming Dr. Ruth" carefully and quite literally unpacks the turbulent early years of Dr. Ruth Westheimer -- Holocaust survivor, single mother, and eventual superstar sex therapist. At the same time, this one-woman show starring Tovah Feldshuh celebrates the possibilities of America, while never quite letting go of the past.

Film Review: Love It Was Not

November 1, 2021
Fresh off a nomination for best documentary at the Ophir Awards, the Israeli equivalent of the Oscars, Maya Sarfaty's new film, Love It Was Not, brings to American audiences the real-life tale of a love affair between a Jewish prisoner and her Nazi SS officer.

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.

Music

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.