AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on September 13, 2016


Welcome to the latest installment of “American Jewish Experience Around the Web.” In these posts, we share some of the most compelling items we’ve discovered online lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

  • “What Jewish Life in the South Taught Me about Judaism as a Whole”–a thoughtful post on the ReformJudaism.org blog, written by Jonah Wiener-Brodkey, who participated in the Mitzvah Corps Civil Rights Journey, a Reform Jewish summer program in the Deep South.
  • “The Genesis Prize Foundation and the Jewish Funders Network launched a $3 million matching grant program to fund an initiative to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in Jewish life. The ‘Breaking Barriers’ program launched Monday [September 12] in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize laureate Itzhak Perlman will promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish communal life. It echoes Perlman’s lifelong dedication to educating society about doing more to enable people with disabilities to use their strengths and realize their potential.” (Taken from a full account published by JTA.)
  • At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the gloves are coming off–but the oven mitts are going on! “Inspired by our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage our first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! We already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now we want to find the best chicken soup in Maryland. We invite Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search. Even if you choose not to compete we encourage you to join us at the JMM for a day dedicated to Chicken Soup with tastings, activities for the whole family, tips from professionals and the announcement of Maryland’s greatest chicken soup.” Happening October 9; see the Museum’s website for details.
  • We may not all be able to go on an historical-walking tour of Jewish San Francisco. But Dan Pine recently did just that, and he reported back on the experience for j., the Jewish newsweekly of Northern California.
  • And in Atlanta: “The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is holding a four-film retrospective in memory of Gene Wilder at Lefont Sandy Springs on Sunday, Sept. 18….Tickets are $11 for each film, or you can get a golden ticket and see all four movies for $36.” See the Atlanta Jewish Times for more info.

So those are some of our latest AJE discoveries. Care to share any of yours?