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Women in the World Visits L.A. for Annual Salon

Click here to read the article (and see video) as it originally appeared in The New York Times. — Women in the World held its annual L.A. salon Tuesday night at Neuehouse Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. The event was streamed live on our Facebook page and complete footage of all of the panels can be seen above. The salon kicked off with opening marks from Women in the World founder and CEO Tina Brown, who then led a panel discussion with three powerhouse women on how to seize the momentum, unleash action and move the women’s agenda forward. Carmen Perez, the national […]

Posted: March 8th, 2017|Press

A Tuneup for Jewish leaders at ‘Boot Camp’

Click here to read the article as it originally appeared in St. Louis Jewish Light. Shira Kline leads a session Monday during Songleader Boot Camp at the Jewish Community Center. The event draws hundreds of Jewish community leaders to St. Louis each year. February 22, 2017 By Eric Berger, Staff writer Rabbis David Ingber and Sharon Brous have some key things in common. Not only did a founder of the Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) label them as “rock stars,” but they also each formed their own congregations. Ingber started Romemu, a New York group that fuses “Eastern spiritual practices with […]

Posted: February 23rd, 2017|Press

Trump’s immigration order elicits action from Jewish community

Click here to read the article as it originally appeared in the Jewish Journal. By Kylie Ora Lobell PUBLISHED Feb 9, 2017 Jewish leaders around Los Angeles have begun speaking out —  some more forcefully than others — against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. And many temple congregants are doing more than merely listening. “People are stepping forward because they see a direct call to their Jewish values in this moment,” said Senior Rabbi Ken Chasen of Leo Baeck Temple. “The values in the Torah and rabbinic literature are clear, and they are now being threatened. [Activism] feels like a […]

Posted: February 9th, 2017|Press

Why Jewish Leaders Rally Behind a Palestinian-American Women’s March Organizer- Ha’aretz

Linda Sarsour makes no secret of her opposition to Israel and support of BDS, the women’s rights activist kept that rhetoric out of the event — to the relief of her Jewish allies. Debra Nussbaum Cohen Jan 25, 2017 Linda Sarsour speaking during the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Theo Wargo/Getty Images/AFP NEW YORK — When online attacks against Women’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour started this week, progressive Jews were among the first people to back her on social media. “Jews are some of my biggest supporters,” Sarsour told Haaretz in an interview. Sarsour, […]

Posted: January 26th, 2017|Press

As Trump Era Dawns, 2 Rival Jewish Tribes Descend on Washington

Click here to read the article as it originally appeared in the Forward. By Ron Kampeas January 24, 2017 WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Cantor Kaufman!” Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of 3rd and D in Washington’s Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and their male friends. “A song!” Jason Kaufman, the cantor at Beth El in Alexandria, Virginia, draped in a rainbow tallit and in the middle of telling a joke, cocked an eyebrow and pivoted gracefully from the guy hanging with his buddies at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington to the religious […]

Posted: January 24th, 2017|Press

Panelists Debate Trump & the Jews – Jewish Journal

Click here to read the article as it originally appeared in the Jewish Journal. Facebook Live video can be seen here. by Eitan Arom How is the Jewish community reacting so far to the election of Donald Trump? At what was effectively the country’s first public forum on the new political reality for American Jews, the panelists and their audience struck  alternating notes of fear, anxiety, uncertainty — and a touch of hope. On Dec. 13, more than 400 people gathered at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles for a  Jewish Journal’s Crucial Conversations event titled, “The New Reality: Jews […]

Posted: December 19th, 2016|Latest Word, Press

Calls for mercy & an end to deportations at interfaith service

Click here to read the article as it originally appeared in Angelus. November 11, 2016 – By JD Long-Garcia A group gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Nov. 10 for an ecumenical service to pray for peace, solidarity and unity after the Nov. 8 elections. Archbishop José H. Gomez called for mercy and an end to deportations during an interfaith prayer service Nov. 10 for peace, solidarity and unity at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. “In this country, we need to start building bridges and bringing people together,” he said. “We need to reach […]

Posted: November 15th, 2016|Latest Word, Press

Jerusalem Post Names R’ Brous Among the 50 Most Influential Jews

Posted: November 1st, 2016|Press, Uncategorized

IKAR & Reboot Awarded JCF Grant – Death Over Dinner: Jewish Edition

Click here to read the press release as it was originally posted on the Jewish Community Foundation Los Angeles’ website. Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $2.3 Million in Cutting Edge Grants to Launch Twelve Innovative Programs More than $15 Million Awarded to 84 Transformative Initiatives Since 2006 August 16, 2016 LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2016)—The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) today announced $2.3 million in grants to twelve new Jewish initiatives focused on innovation.  This year’s Cutting Edge Grants recipients include programs that range from engaging Jewish millennials through the performing arts, to creating connectivity […]

Posted: August 16th, 2016|Latest Word, Press

Jewish Emergent Network Gathers in NYC

Click here to read the story as it originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy. August 4, 2016   From today through Monday, the Jewish Emergent Network – a collaboration between seven Jewish organizations from across the United States – is kicking off its inaugural project, the Rabbinic Fellowship, with a dynamic, content-rich Shabbat-based New York City convening to welcome its first cohort of rabbinic fellows. The convening will be hosted by Romemu, one of the Network’s New York-based organizations. Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning services will be held at Romemu and open to the broader Jewish community. The goal of the […]

Posted: August 9th, 2016|Latest Word, Press