Internet Round-Up: The Best Jewish Stories on the Web



Here are just a few of the recent stories from across the webosphere that speak directly to (and about) Reform Jews. What Jewish stories have you been reading recently? Leave a comment and let us know!

  • The War Against Intermarriage Has Been Lost: Now What?” JTA
    With the rate of intermarriage within the Jewish community at more than 40 percent, leaders — within synagogues and beyond — are looking for new ways to adapt and “evaluate…the best response.”  Says URJ president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, “There are plenty of people who want to sojourn in the synagogue and not convert and still know they’re part of the Jewish family.”
  • Savannah Temple Dates Back to 1733,” St. Louis Jewish Light
    Congregation Mickve Israel was founded in 1733 by a group of 42 Jews who arrived in Savannah from London.  Its long and rich history, together with that of Savannah’s Jews, is an integral part of the city that has been its home for more than 275 years.
  • Motherhood in the ‘Lean-In’ Era,” Lilith
    Sheryl Sandberg’s book frames today’s conversation about the factors that hold women back at work. Jewish mothers not only face these issues, but also struggle to instill Jewish values in their children.  Jonah Pesner, senior vice president at the URJ, “is floating the idea of Jewish daycare as a birthright, along the lines of Birthright Israel, the popular program that sends young adults on free 10-day trips to Israel. ‘People are telling us, in city after city: We need help with childcare,’” Pesner said.
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Justin Dorsen

About Justin Dorsen

Justin Dorsen is a marketing and communications intern at the Union for Reform Judaism. Justin is from Middletown, NJ, and is studying at Syracuse University, where he will be a senior in the fall.

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