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Moments & Meaning in Sha’ar HaNegev

Gon Saussnan & Jane Fantel with the entrepreneurs from the Adva Project

Growing up in Israel, Sha’ar HaNegev was always associated with war-related terminology such as rockets, vulnerability, Tzeva Adom—red color alert, rocket sirens, Iron Dome, tunnels, and destruction. Although I’v…

Savory Caramelized Onion Hamantaschen

Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time:  45 mins
Cook time:  12 mins
Total time:  57 mins
Serves: 12 pieces
A savory twist on traditional hamantaschen with goat cheese, red onions and tomatoes!


For filling:

  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1…

JAFI Policy Will Help Its Gay Employees Pay for Surrogate Services Overseas

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Jewish Agency for Israel became the first Israeli public institution to grant loans to its employees to pay for surrogacy services abroad.

While the grants are available to all employees, its biggest boon is to gay men, who are barred by law from using surrogates in …

Is Rep. Omar Wrong?

Yes, she is.  She is - and has been wrong in the past - for her comments regarding the influence of the Israel lobby and accusations of dual loyalty.  Although journalists have accurately indicated that she is directing these allegations against Jew and non-Jew alike, it is a work of inte…

Brunch Club—Aging with Dignity, Purpose, & Meaning

Powered by Women’s Philanthropy, and fueled by our incredible community, we are excited to announce the return of Brunch Club!

On March 26, at 10:30am, join Rabbi Graubart, Chief Jewish Officer & Director of the Advanced Institute for Judaic Studies, San Diego Jewish Academy, Dara Schwar…