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July 6, 2012

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs paid honor to former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, z”l, as he laid in state at the Knesset prior to his funeral

Shamir Remembered for Saying Little, Standing Strong

Shamir, who died Saturday at 96, had the reputation of a man who said the most when he said nothing at all, his American interlocutors recalled. Read More »

See also:

  • Yitzhak Shamir, Israel’s 7th Prime Minister, dies at 96 (New York Jewish Week)
  • Remembering Yitzhak Shamir: Reflections and Analysis by Haaretz's Top Writers (Haaretz)
  • At Funeral, Israel’s Leaders Praise Shamir’s Dedication and Service (JTA)


    Reform Conversions Are On The Rise Again
    (The Jewish Chronicle)

    More Reform rabbis agreeing to officiate at intermarriages (JTA)

    Unbuckling the Bible belt: Being Jewish in Charlotte (Charlotte Observer)

    Temple Wins Honors for Jewish Study (New Jersery Jewish News)

    Temple’s Alums Choose Careers as Jewish Pros (New Jersery Jewish News)

    RJ Insider's Guide to College Life Now Available
    Great for all high school students and including the popular "Top 60 Schools Jews Choose."
    Free College Guides for Reform Youth Groups »
    Individual copies available through July 12 »

    The Complete Jewish Songbook, Shireinu

    This comprehensive collection of Jewish songs features the best of Israeli, Jewish summer camp, traditional, contemporary and Sephardic genres in fully notated form.

    A Reform Jewish Reader


    D'var Torah, Balak, 5772: Balaam: A Case Study in True Prophecy

    WomenThe Summer Youth Experience

    Throughout July, the URJ will be highlighting Reform Jewish summer youth experiences. Submit photos and stories of your Reform youth experience on Facebook!


    Camp Works: A By-The-Numbers Look At The Long-Term Impact of Jewish Overnight Camp (The Foundation for Jewish Camp)

    On RJ Blog

    Camp Works – and We Can Prove it!

    Jewish Teenage Journeys in Israel: Biblical Foundations & Personal Transformations

    The First of Many Summers Together – GFC & MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

    Hebrew & the B’nai Mitzvah Revolution

    Young and Involved: My son’s NFTY Journey

    In The News

    Southern Comfort for Orthodox and Reform Campers on the Fourth
    (Jewish Press)

    No Cellphones at Summer Camp – Acceptable or Archaic? (Mashable)

    Tel Aviv


    Aug 9-12 in Cincinnati: There is still space and partial scholarships available for both the Schindler Fellows Program for Interfaith Fellows and the Kallah: Adult Learning Experience. The hotel registration deadline is July 15.

    July 11: Mitkadem Digital 101: A Webinar Demo

    July 22-26: Mifgash Musicale: A Musical Happening! in Cincinnati, OH

    Aug 24-26: Nashir: NFTY Songleading Institute for Teens in Warwick, NY

    Aug 26-28: Going Beyond Memory:  A Conference on Synagogue Archiving in Cincinnati, OH

    Oct 14-15: ARZA Annual Meeting in Newark, NJ

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