Community News

'Imagining Jews' Kicks Off Second Semester

By Jessica Cooperman
Muhlenberg College

The Jewish studies program of Muhlenberg College is pleased to announce new upcoming talks as part of the final semester in the series of public lectures and events on the theme of “Imagining Jews: From the Ancient World to the American Present.”

Israelis Send Thanks for Solidarity

In August, Congregation Sons of Israel’s Rabbi David Wilensky and seven congregants made a spontaneous trip to Israel to show their solidarity. Below are excerpts from two of Rabbi Wilensky’s daily letters to the congregation.
Many Israelis feel that the world is against them, and peo…

In Face of BDS Challenge, 'Teach About the Israel You Know and Love'

We all had favorite books as kids – Harry Potter, the Berenstein Bears. They stay with us because we relate to the characters.

Making Israel’s story relatable – putting a human face on it – is the best way to advocate to those who may be inclined to buy in to delegitimization campai…

Brith Sholom Welcomes New Rabbi

Congregation Brith Sholom is set to install Rabbi Michael Singer as religious leader of its Conservative synagogue located in Bethlehem. The entire Jewish community is invited to attend the installation, which will also feature a community barbecue at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the synago…

IJCU to Celebrate 25 Years of 'Building Wisdom on Understanding'

The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding (IJCU) of Muhlenberg College will celebrate its 25th anniversary of service on Sunday, Sept. 14, with a free lecture and anniversary reception as well as a festive dinner. 

Founded in 1989 under the leadership of Dr. Darrell Jodock, professo…