Among Adult Learning Initiatives, Chabad Institute Keeps on Growing

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (Mar. 2) In this tony enclave in Marin County, a San Francisco suburb once known for its hot tubs and encounter groups, 20 largely middle-aged professionals gathered one recent Monday to begin an eight-week course in The Kabbalah of Time. It was a typical group for Marin: a handful of retired professors, … Read more

A Jewish Center Grows in India

By Uriel Heilman NEW YORK, May 10 (JTA) — Rabbi Joshua Kolet has a dream. A native of Bombay, Kolet wants to make his home in the Jewish state. But before he moves to Israel, Kolet is trying to turn a plot of land in Bombay into a Jewish home for Israelis seeking spirituality in … Read more

A First-hand Account of Israel’s Wagner Debate

NEW YORK, July 17 (JTA) — The opportunity to hear the German State Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin, perform in Jerusalem was in itself ironic. That Daniel Barenboim, the orchestra’s world-famous conductor, is an Israeli Jew made a performance in Jerusalem all the more intriguing. Moments after Shabbat ended on July 7, two friends and I hurried … Read more