AJE Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus on June 21, 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).

  • In “A Letter to My Son After Orlando,” Judy Bolton-Fasman shares deeply moving thoughts with the JewishBoston.com readership.
  • Enter the world of Albert D. Levy (1896-1963), one of the leading Sephardic thinkers of 20th century. From his birthplace of Salonica to New York City and later Seattle, Levy’s life serves as a prism through which to view the fascinating history of Sephardic Jews. This exhibit contains original Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) writings, photographs, and documents from Albert Levy’s prolific career in education, scholarship, and cultural activism. ‘A Sephardic Lighthouse’ is the first online exhibit of the Sephardic Studies Digital Museum at the University of Washington.” (Read more about this fascinating exhibition’s background right here.)
  • A $20 million gift will help revitalize the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. See Ron Kampeas’s report for JTA.
  • And not far away from the nation’s capital: “Drive down Darnestown Road in Gaithersburg, Md., and in the distance, two white silos rise up like aged sentries guarding part of suburban Maryland’s rural roots. The silos belong to the Garrett Farmhouse, which includes a 20,000-square-foot barn built in 1879. The property is being purchased by Chabad of Upper Montgomery County in Gaithersburg, with the intention of transforming it into an educational center for the area’s Jewish community.” Read all about it via Chabad.org.
  • Some sweet news to round out this round-up: babka ice cream! (via The Nosher).

Which AJE finds have caught YOUR attention lately?