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Brandeis is ‘Anything But’ Bad for Observant Jews

by Rabbi Seth Winberg (’11) for The Forward “Brandeis was founded by Jews. But, it’s anything but Orthodox.” A double-page advertisement from Brandeis University bearing these words ran in June 25’s issue of The New York Times Magazine, to the dismay of many observant Jews. Thankfully, the university president sent...

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Alumni News, Israel, Happenings at Yeshiva, Campus, Yeshiva News

A Year of Strong & Steady Growth: YCT Highlights of ’22-’23

Dear Friends, The 2022-23 year has been one of strong and steady growth for YCT, with a growing number of students here and in Israel, alumni in even greater positions of influence and reach, and more lives touched. This has all been possible thanks to your ongoing and increased investment...

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Alumni News

The Making of a Rabbi: Nissan Antine

Rabbi Nissan Antine, 44, leads Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac. He’s an Orthodox rabbi guiding an Orthodox synagogue. But Antine still likes to quote one of his former teachers, Rabbi Avi Weiss, the founder of the Open Orthodoxy movement, which calls for more flexibility and interpretation with...

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Diversity and Inclusion, Campus, Alumni News, Klal Israel

How Hillel at UCLA Moved beyond Tolerance to Embrace Difference

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles announced Thursday the hiring of Rabbi Aaron Lerner, executive director of Hillel at UCLA, as its next president and CEO. Lerner will take over the new post Jan. 2, succeeding Marvin I. Schotland, who has led the foundation since 1989 and will retire...

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