AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on December 23, 2014


Presenting the latest installment of our blog feature: AJE Around the Web. In these posts, we curate for you some of the best items we’ve discovered lately that address American Jewish Experience.

  • Have some time to spend in museums this week or next? The Council of American Jewish Museums has this nifty guide to current exhibitions to offer you.
  • Speaking of museums: “In anticipation of Philadelphia’s citywide commemoration of the gay rights movement in 2015, the National Museum of American Jewish History is launching ‘LGBT Stories: A Collecting Project,’ a new website that focuses on Jewish Americans in the barrier-breaking movement for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights during the twentieth century and beyond.” See the press release.
  • Last week brought the 35th anniversary of the National Hanukkah Menorah lighting ceremony, attended by Vice President Joe Biden. If you missed it, you can watch the video here. (Thanks to Ron Kampeas for pointing us to this.)
  • Flavorwire declares 2014 “the year of the Jewish woman.”
  • Finally, from eJewish Philanthropy: “The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and the Ruderman Family Foundation have launched the URJ Ruderman Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center,  an innovative and interactive online resource center. A key element of the far-reaching URJ Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Initiative, this pioneering learning site, open to all, offers visitors the information and strategies to develop truly inclusive congregations where everyone can fully participate in and contribute to Jewish communal life and learning. An equally important goal of the site is to decrease the stigma and misconceptions surrounding disabilities.”