News & Events

What’s Wrong Between Israeli and American Jews?

In his latest article, Dr. Eitan Chikli, Susan and Scott Shay Director General of TALI, identifies causes of the rift between Diaspora Jews and Israel and offers solutions on how to build a stronger relationship between two very different communities.

The State of Israel and the Jews of North America Conference a Resounding Success

The April 30th conference  dealt with hot-button, current issues: why are there gaps in the education of children in the two largest centers of the Jewish people today? Do Diaspora Jews have the right to criticize Israel? If so, when? Does Israel need American Jews, or not? Most importantly, how can these gaps be bridged?

Jewish Life & Learning

Just How Jewish Should Israel Be?

Just How Jewish Should Israel Be? 

As Israel continues celebrating its 70th birthday, Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutsch, Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, asks whether Israelis can decide what kind of Judaism they want to support in both the private sphere and in the public one.  Should legislators be weighing in on what kind of Judaism to practice?

Jerusalem of Skyscrapers?

Jerusalem of Skyscrapers?

The 28th of Iyyar, marks the 51st anniversary of Jerusalem’s unification. Professor Doron Bar,  a 7th generation Jerusalemite, tells the story of Jerusalem’s changing population through the lens of his family history. How has Israel’s largest city evolved from a a small group living within the Old City walls to an expansive metropolis?