By Sharon Szmuc It’s not every day that one gets the chance to sit down with Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz, a very loved, kind and successful man who has created great reform within Jerusalem. He is responsible for redefining Kashrut in Jerusalem, serves as chair of the Nahalaot Community Council, he is part of the Yerushalmim…

By Sharon Szmuc Nahala’ot: a neighborhood full of life, diversity, comfortableness, warmness, beauty, and young people sharing stories. Nahala’ot is a neighborhood that is now home to hipsters, artists, musicians,  Americans, Israelis, students and the place where all young people in their mid-20s and early 30s want to live an never leave. I didn’t understand…

On a breezy Friday evening, seventy guests representing various organizations, movements, cultures and religious streams in Jerusalem gathered outside for a Friday night Shabbat picnic in the JVP Media Quarter garden. Folks came from the ROI community of social entrepreneurship; from Ein Prat, the modern and pluralistic midrasha; from Ulpan Etzion for new immigrants; and…

My Aliyah Adventure began on Saturday, January 10, 2015, not in Israel, but in San Francisco. And not at 11:39PM when my flight was scheduled to depart, but in the morning at Samuel Lissak’s Bar Mitzvah. We began the day at the service at Beth Shalom and I had the honor of leading the congregation…

Check out this great article by Rachel Sharansky in the Times of Israel! http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-village-encounters-that-change-lives/

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