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Signing Off

David Shtulman
January 27, 2017

During the last eight years I have written more than 400 Shabbat messages.  The only person who has sent more Shabbat messages from outside of a synagogue than I have is Henry Herskovitz and his Beth Israel protesters.  Unlike Henry, this will be my last…

A New Day or the Longest Night?

David Shtulman
​January20, 2017

Thirty minutes from the time of this writing, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated the 45th president of the United States.  Pro-Trump and Anti-Trump camps seem to both be engrossed in their respective hysteria.

Depending on your point of view, our co…

Cause for Concern?

David Shtulman
January 13, 2017

During the last week, 17 Jewish Community Centers and/or Jewish Day Schools in seven states were evacuated due to bomb threats.  Jewish institutions were vandalized across the country and an entire Jewish community in Whitefish, Montana was threatened by …

Recruitment Begins for the Levine Fellows

David Shtulman
January 6, 2017

Recruitment for the second cohort of Levine Fellows is now underway.  Applications can be found here.  For more information about the Levine Fellows program, continue reading.

Made possible by a generous grant from Michael Levine, the Levine Fellowship…

Is it Christmakah or Chanumas?

David Shtulman
December 23, 2016

This is one of those unusual years when Christmas and Chanukah occur at the exact same time.  When 71% of all non-Orthodox Jews are marrying out of the faith, it is actually very fitting that both holidays can be celebrated at the same time.  This is th…