A gala celebration of Abe Foxman’s 50 Years of service to the ADL and the Jewish world. Hosted by news anchor Katie Couric with Elie Wiesel, Susan Rice, Samantha Power, Tom Friedman, Ari Shavit. JBS exclusive from the Waldor Astoria, NYC .

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Historian, author, and Emmy award-winning writer-presenter of the documentary series “The Story of the Jews”, Simon Schama accepts the American Jewish Historical Society’s Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award. At the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Hosted by Mark S. Golub.

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At the Polish Consulate in New York City, the 2014 Jan Karski Award is presented to Rabbi Potasnik, the executive vice president of the New York board of Rabbis, and to the memory of Irena Sendler, who saved many Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

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Rabbi and musician Zach Fredman plays his original melody to “The Song of Moses and Miriam” from the Book of Exodus, and describes how a literal reading of the Torah portion influenced his composition. A seminar from AJR – Academy for Jewish Religion.

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Melila Hellner-Eshed speaks about the Zohar texts in a presentation by the Academy for Jewish Religion.

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Teachers from the Academy for Jewish Religion used parshat “Beshalach” to explore ideas of “peshat” and “midrash” and creating art from sacred texts, in this panel discussion entitled “Ways of Seeing: Peshat & D’rash”

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The limits of Jewish pluralism in America are discussed by Brad Hirschfeld , Marc Kramer , and Rabbi Mike Uram at a conference of The Academy of Jewish Religion.

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Join us for an engaging panel discussion about how best to effectively merge synagogues. The panelists were: Linda Rich , Rabbi Steve Kushner , and the moderator, Rabbi Jill Hammer . This event took place at the Academy for Jewish […]

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A brilliant overview of the creation and history of Israel , and barriers to peace today are presented by Dr. Stephen Berk, professor of history at Union College. A JBS exclusive courtesy of UJA-Federation of Greenwich, CT.

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Artist Elyssa Wortzman describes how she created a painting based on a close textual reading, or a “peshat” reading, of the story of Miriamapos;s song after the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea. A seminar from AJR – Academy of Jewish Religion.

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