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There are a lot of great reasons to become a Jewish communal professional, but money is not one of them. Aspiring young communal service professionals tend to be an idealistic bunch, hoping to have a positive impact on the world … Continue reading
This past Friday night I spoke at dinner about a topic that is very close to my heart. I spoke in a way that was sincere, but also intentionally provocative. The provocation seems to have worked. I have received a … Continue reading
Shira Goldberg, 2/14/12 Beijing, China When friends ask me what it’s been like to live in China for the past six months, I tell them it’s like living in a parallel universe: everything is foreign; conceptions of time and … Continue reading
Review of Rabbi Elie Kaunfer’s “Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us about Building Vibrant Jewish Communities”
The following article by Rabbi Goldstein appeared in the January 23, 2012 issue of the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin: There’s a story told about the Jews of Chelm that goes as follows: In Chełm, the shames used to go around waking … Continue reading
Last week, Stacy and I were blessed with the birth of our son, Moshe. It has been a hectic and exciting week, one in which we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and graciousness of our family, friends, and the … Continue reading
This note comes to the Glebe Shul community from Sarah Caspi, the manager of the Shalom Bayit program at Jewish Family Services of Ottawa. Shalom Bayit is a support program for victims of domestic violence within Ottawa’s Jewish community. The … Continue reading
As I enter the fast of Yom Kippur this Friday night, thoughts of my clients at Jewish Family Services will be on my mind. These clients are individuals from low-income Jewish families in Ottawa who are assisted by the JFS … Continue reading
Jonathan Sachs, Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, writes the following in an article that appeared today in the Jewish Chronicle: The real issue facing world Jewry is the one no one talks about. It is not antisemitism. It is … Continue reading
Rabbi Aaron Levy of Makom in Toronto writes this piece about his chavruta experience with Jack Layton: Dear friends, As a community, we join the rest of Canada in mourning the death of Jack Layton, Leader of the Official Opposition … Continue reading
We’re gearing up for the launch of the Glebe Shul in August. Get ready.