1. Yeshivat Hadar Fellowships (for summer 2007 in New York City)
  2. Concert for Darfur (2/17)
  3. Infertility and Jewish Law (2/12)
  4. Jewish Meditation on Monday nights
  5. HOBM (Hillel Open Beit Midrash)
  6. Book Developer and Editor Position
  7. Hazon Israel Bike Ride '07
  8. Apartments/Roommates

  1. Yeshivat Hadar Fellowships (for summer 2007 in NY)
    Posted by Elie Kaunfer

    Yeshivat Hadar, a full-time summer learning program that is a project of Mechon Hadar, will be taking place in New York this coming summer. Yeshivat Hadar is animated by two central goals:
    • To foster a community of students who engage in intensive Torah study, prayer and action.
    • To offer a passionate vision of traditional Jewish life as a spiritual path.

    Yeshivat Hadar offers 15 fellows an intensive program in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side. The 8-week experience (June 3 - July 27, 2007) will combine traditional text study, egalitarian prayer and social action with a special focus on personal religious growth. Yeshivat Hadar will create a community of learning which will include seminars, havruta (paired learning), and individualized projects. Students will complete the program equipped with greater textual competence and broader knowledge of the Jewish tradition as a whole. Students will commit to bringing lessons from their summer experience to their hometown community.

    In recognition of the intense time and energy commitment required by the fellowship, Yeshivat Hadar is pleased to offer a generous stipend, intended to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses. Participation in the program is a selective process, and prospective students must complete a full application, as well as a reference, by February 1, 2007. Finalists will be interviewed, and fellows will be notified in late March.

    For more information (including student qualifications and a tentative schedule with course descriptions), and for the full application, please visit For any questions, feel free to email us at

  2. Concert for Darfur (2/17)
    Posted by Julia Appel

    In this season of approaching Purim, remember that, just as Mordechai tells Esther when the Jews face genocide in Shushan, "Who knows? Perhaps for this very crisis you have [attained your position]," so too are we called on to stand up in the face of genocide.

    Raise Your Voice Against Genocide:
    Minna Bromberg in Concert, Kavod House Boston

    An evening of acoustic originals and eclectic creations

    Saturday, February 17th
    Time: 7pm
    Location: Moishe/Kavod Jewish Social Justice House
    165 Winthrop Rd, Apt. B, Brookline /
    Suggested Donation: $18+

    In honor of Purim, we will "V'NAHAFOCH-HU!" Turn Suffering into JOY! CHOOSE to PARTY WITH A CAUSE.

    All proceeds go to support the AJWS Darfur Action Campaign.

    Minna Bromberg is a singer-songwriter, rabbinical student, and teacher of Torah who brings striking passion and energy to every part of her world. She grew up on Eastern Long Island , and her rich, powerful vocals and sharp songwriting are marked indelibly by the pull of the ocean and the tang of sea air. Whether enchanting audiences with her amazing voice, reaching listeners with the unusual intensity of her extraordinary songwriting, or challenging individuals to rethink the way they see the world, Minna simply shines.

    RSVP and more information, contact Alyson Solomon,

  3. Infertility and Jewish Law (2/12)
    Posted by Aviva Rothman-Shore

    Monday, February 12th, 8:15 PM

    "Jewish Law Confronts Fertility Technology: A Case in Point"

    Guest Speaker: Yardena Cope-Yosef

    Location: Congregation Shaarei Tefillah, 35 Morseland Avenue, Newton

    Free Lecture and Discussion in the Sanctuary

    Open to all

    Jewish and secular laws have both grappled with the moral and legal issues surrounding new reproductive technologies. In the U.S.the landmark Davis case, and in Israel the case of Nahmani vs. Nahmani involved a couple's dispute over the "ownership" of fertilized embryos. These cases generated tremendous public interest and debate due in part to the drama of reversals of decisions of the lower courts and in part to the pervasiveness of fertility treatments and the fascinating new dilemmas they raise.

    Yardena Cope-Yosef will present issues of Jewish law such as the paternal and maternal relationship to the pre-embryo, what Jewish law allows for in terms of disposal of pre-embryos, the permissibility under Jewish law of these technologies, including surrogacy, and who gets to decide about the future of the embryos.

    Yardena Cope-Yossef teaches Talmud and Jewish Law at Matan-The Women's Institute for Torah Studies in Jerusalem and directs the Advanced Talmud Institute at Matan. She led and served as advisor for the 2006 Zelda Schaps Fellowship in Jewish Law at Matan. Cope-Yossef is a graduate of the Hebrew University Law School and a member of the Israeli bar since 1989. She did four years of advanced Jewish studies -- two years privately with R. Yitzhak Frank and two years at Matan's advanced scholar's program. She is the founder of Mifnim-Center for Legal and Halakhic Solutions. She has taught several courses on Jewish law including "The Jewish Lifecycle in Midrash and Halakha," "The Jewish Lifecycle in 20th Cent. Responsa" and "Childbirth and Adoption in Jewish Law." She is also a trained labor support coach and childbirth instructor.

    For additional information, please contact us at or call 617-787-9800.

  4. Jewish Meditation on Monday nights
    Posted by Seth Wax

    Are you interested in Jewish meditation? Looking for a Jewish place to continue your meditation practice? Come over to the Jewish Meditation Circle. We meet for silent meditation at Harvard Hillel (52 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge) each Monday night at 6pm. Absolutely no experience is needed, and everyone is welcome.

    We begin with informal instruction, followed by 2 fifteen minute sessions of meditation.

    Questions? Email Seth at

  5. HOBM (Hillel Open Beit Midrash)
    Posted by Michael Simon

    Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM, Smith Hall at Harvard Hillel

    The Hillel Open Beit Midrash (HOBM) welcomes members of the Cambridge Minyan community to make Jewish learning a part of your regular schedule. HOBM will be open every Wednesday evening to learners of all experience levels, to people from all kinds of Jewish background (including no Jewish background at all), and to regular and drop-in participants. All HOBM participants choose their own texts/topics to learn, and go at their own pace.

    Don't have your own texts? No problem! The Harvard Hillel library has been reorganized and refurbished, and is available for your use. Hillel's Rabbi Avi Poupko and Associate Director Michael Simon are at HOBM every week to answer your questions and guide you in finding texts and learning partners.

    Refreshments provided!

    Contact Michael ( for more information.

  6. Book Developer and Editor Position
    Posted by Vardit Haimi-Cohen

    Book Developer & Editor

    Join our highly collaborative firm—the country’s leading educational Judaica publisher. Become part of the team developing books, software, and other educational materials that engage and attract children in K-12 religious school classrooms throughout North America.

    There are a half-dozen of us, professionals with over sixty years of experience in Judaic and secular publishing, at houses large and small. We’ve settled here because we like to develop, write, edit, art direct, design, and animate the highest quality—and most creative—educational materials. We are the market leader—almost every religious school uses our books and software. We are highly collaborative and have a passion for creating products that stimulate the imaginations and intellects of children. Visit our website at and take a look at what we’ve published.

    If you join our team, you’ll be able to:

      • Influence and inspire the next generation of North American Jews.
      • Work collaboratively with the best people in the field.
      • Be engaged by intellectually challenging and creative projects, making your personal mark on everything you undertake. There are no cookie-cutter series or designs at our firm.
      • Work directly with educators and children to help develop new product ideas, then bring those ideas to life.
      • Develop the whole book. No passing things off to other departments, or inheriting a half-finished project—our editors are in charge from project conception until we go to the printer.
      • Enjoy a modern workspace that fosters collaboration among colleagues but also allows for private space.
      • Explore multi-media and computer-based learning tools, as our firm continues to expand beyond print-based education.
      • Pursue professional development while learning with your colleagues as you attend, and conduct your own, peer-based continuing education sessions (we call them “salons”).

    We want you to have writing and editing experience, a knowledge of Judaics, and an understanding of the classroom. How much experience, how much knowledge, and how much understanding? That depends on your combination of talents and your passion for our work.

    We offer a professional yet informal environment in cheerful space in Springfield, NJ, just 15 miles outside of Manhattan. We provide competitive salary and benefits (health, 401(k), etc.) If you think this might be the place for you, we want to hear from you. Just fax your resume with writing samples to 973-379-7280, or email it as a Word attachment to We can’t wait to hear from you.

  7. Hazon Israel Bike Ride '07
    Posted by Nancy Lipsey

    Pedal the Past...Preserve the Future
    Join The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon on an amazing bike ride from Jerusalem to Eilat.

    To find out more visit or contact David at or 212 644 2332


    The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies educates students from the Middle East on regional environmental issues to promote partnership.

    Hazon works to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, towards a healthier and more sustainable world for all.

    Registration Costs:
    Until Jan 7: $525
    Jan 8 - Mar 24: $595
    After Mar 25: $695
    Register Here

  8. Roommates/Apartments - see also our Resources for Finding Apartments/Roommates page

    Posted by Andy Halpert on 12/12/06

    Large sunny room in beautiful apartment.
    The apartment is a beautiful, sunny, space on 3rd floor of classic house.
    Amenities include:
    - tons of closets
    - large bedroom
    - tons of space to entertain
    - free laundry in basement
    - shared patio (including space for a Sukkah!)
    - Wireless internet, DVD, cable, etc.
    - Kosher kitchen and dishes to entertain on Shabbat

    The Location-
    - Steps to the T, Coolidge Corner
    - Can walk to Longwood

    Avail. Dec.15th

    The rent is $845 obo. Looking for a reliable roomate who is at least willing to put up with the Kosher kitchen.

    For more info email Andy at


    Posted by Jocelyn Segal on 12/10/06

    Large one bedroom available in 3 bedroom apartment. Half bathroom in the room and large closet. 2 minute walk to the Davis Sq. T stop. Great apartment with great roommates who are both female, Jewish, teach at Jewish Day Schools, and are in their twenties. Large kitchen, living room, full bathroom, free laundry in basement, dishwasher, backyard and more. Nice neighborhood and right behind the bicycle path too!

    Act quick to get GREAT apartment right off of College Ave.

    The apartment is $715.

    Contact Andrea at

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