June 18, 2012
Our own Jewess with Attitude wins prestigious journalism award
We are thrilled to share some exciting news: our very own, Online Communication Specialist and Blogger-in-Chief, Leah Berkenwald, earned a coveted 2011 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. She won first place in Division A (with readership of 15,000 or more) for Excellence in Single Commentary for her piece, “Harry Potter: Four Progressive Lessons for the Jewish Community.” The adjudicators stated that Leah effectively made “connections between the themes of freedom and equality in the most widely read story of her generation to the movement for equal rights for women and resistance to bigotry in a clear, energetic and youthful voice.”
June 12, 2012
The Great Pride Parade Adventure
Pride. When we are aware of our own dignity and worth; when we feel deep pleasure from our own and others’ achievements; when we delight in who we are and what we do. Pride.
Emily Shain Mehlman, 1941 - 2006
Ours was an unlikely friendship. I, an outspoken New Yorker, my friend Emily Shain Mehlman, a proper Bostonian. I grew up in a Ladino-speaking household and thought everyone ate leek frittatas and had huevos haminados for Passover. Emily made the best brisket and kugel in the world, and her Yiddish always left me in awe. As active members of Temple Israel in Boston, we welcomed the Mehlman family to our midst, and Emily and I became fast friends.
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