I’m Not Your Mitzvah Project

by Pamela Rae Schuller (JTA) — I have Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements and noises called “tics.” My Tourette’s is relatively mild at this point, but I went through a turbulent adolescence when Tourette’s was the […]

January 30th, 2020 - submitted by

Are Jews Ethnic?

Nation, People, Race, Religion, Ethnicity….what’s the difference? Shekhiynah Larks discusses the intersection of race, ethnicity, and religion in this moving article about how perpetuating limited narratives and embracing monolithic group identity ignores the diversity and cross-cultural characteristics that exist within […]

November 18th, 2019 - submitted by

12 Things Jewish Adoptees and Their Families Wish Their Communities Knew

November 8, 2019 By eJP  By Jayne K. Guberman and Jennifer Sartori About ten years ago, it became increasingly clear to us – both Jewish adoptive mothers, Jayne to a daughter adopted in a domestic, same-race adoption, then in her late teens, […]

November 8th, 2019 - submitted by

4 Reasons Why We’ve Got to Stop Using ‘Ethnic’ to Describe People of Color

July 21, 2016 by Sherina Ong A person with a serious expression and a scarf around their neck stands against a wooden backdrop. A person with a serious expression and a scarf around their neck stands against a wooden backdrop. […]

October 2nd, 2019 - submitted by

Privilege and Fragility

When I hear white folks argue that because they (or their ancestors) were poor, there can be no such thing as white privilege. When I hear that argument, I wonder if the culture should’ve chosen a different word to describe […]

July 31st, 2019 - submitted by

How Kids Can Talk With Children Who Are Non-Verbal

This post is by Victoria Nelson, author of Hiya Moriah. It’s an illustrated, rhyming book she wrote to honor her daughter, Moriah, who passed away five years ago from a rare medical syndrome called CHARGE. Hiya Moriah helps children better understand […]

May 23rd, 2019 - submitted by

The Real Winners of the Eurovision Are Israeli LGBTQ Youth

BY LIOR ZALTZMANwww.kveller.com The Eurovision, Europe’s most popular song contest, just took place this weekend in Israel. The contest, which pits the best (and campiest) talents from across the European continent (and also from Israel, which won last year, and which […]

May 21st, 2019 - submitted by

Why Design Should Include Everyone

Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3′ 5″) tall, the designed world — from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes — […]

May 7th, 2019 - submitted by

Saving for Children with Varying Abilities

By Ben Temin, Career Coach for the JCS Career Center Ask most parents to make a list of things they want to do for their children, and saving for the future will surely make the top 10.  While many open […]

April 18th, 2019 - submitted by

Moms and Dads with Kids of Varying Abilities: Vacation is in your Future

By Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C Recently, I did something I never thought possible. My husband and I took a week-long vacation without our adult children.  The weather was amazing, and the beach was beautiful. The trip was nothing short of […]

April 18th, 2019 - submitted by