Opinion

Developing an Earth-Based Jewish Practice

Aaron RotenbergAaron Rotenberg is a visual artist and filmmaker. He serves as the Spiritual Leader of Annex Shul in downtown Toronto and as the Hesed Intern at Beth Tzedec Congregation, while studying…

Leaving Libya

JIMENAJews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA) was launched as a grass-roots initiative to educate and engage Jewish institutional leaders, policy-makers, Jewish college students, and members of the general…

Modah Ani

Shira BodnarShira Bodnar (she/her) is a queer, Jewish arist based in Tkaronto. She has found joy and life through her artistic explorations in many mediums: music, painting, writing, and performance. Shira focuses…

The LGBT Logs

JQYJQY (Jewish Queer Youth) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States that aims to support and empower LGBTQ+ Jewish youth with a special focus on teens and young adults from…

For Jews, Life Begins at Birth

Ella Gladstone MartinElla Gladstone Martin is currently fulfilling her dream of becoming an ordained cantor at Hebrew Union College in New York City. Ella was born in Jerusalem and raised in Canada…

The Torah of Intersectionality

Rabbi Rachel TimonerRabbi Rachel Timoner is grateful and proud to serve as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn. She is honoured to stand with families at the moments…

In sacred texts, we belong

Rabbi Micah Buck-YaelRabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/him or they/them) serves as Keshet’s Director of Education and Training, where he works to provide Jewish organizations with the knowledge and tools to build LGBTQ-affirming community. He brings a…

Leaving Babylon

Joseph SamuelsJoseph Samuels, a retired real estate developer who has traveled to more than 100 countries, writes frequently about Jews from Arab lands. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ruby.…

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter: more important than ever

Natalia A. FeduschakNatalia A. Feduschak joined UJE in October 2013. With more than twenty years of international journalism experience, she has spent much of her career covering the former Soviet Union, from…

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