I started this blog in August, 2008, during the presidential election, because it’s my country, too. I’m Josh Rolnick, 38 years old, a fiction writer, freelance journalist, political progressive, and proud supporter of Barack Obama and Israel. I lived in Jerusalem for a year in the mid ’90s, studying Israeli politics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and reporting for a newswire. I’m currently a board member of the National Jewish Democratic Council, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation, and I sit on the editorial advisory boards of the journal Shma and Moment magazine. I’m the former managing editor of Moment, and founder of the journal’s annual fiction contest. My short stories have appeared in Harvard Review, Bellingham Review, Gulf Coast, and Western Humanities Review, and have won the Arts & Letters Prize and the Florida Review Editor’s Choice Prize. I live in Akron, Ohio, with my wife and two sons.

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  1. Hi,

    My name is Andrea Kasper and I am working with others in the Jewish community to build NewCAJE. NewCAJE is an exciting and essential educators’ conference where Jewish educators from all spectrums come together to learn and share their ideas.

    Our webinar series can be attended live and also be accessed through our library archives. The Lehrhaus Lecture Series provides your organization with a library of webinars you can access at any time, share with your community and organize events and conversations around. This unique lecture series gives your organization, no matter how small, the opportunity to listen to and participate in conversations with seminal thinkers of our day. They can be used to encourage adult education within organizations, in teacher and staff meetings and class rooms.

    Some of the seminal thinkers in Judaism and Jewish education are speaking online to benefit the resurgence of NewCAJE and help it reimagine Jewish education for a new generation.

    Please give us your support by posting the link to the webinars once a month on your blog or website and help us spread the word. Furthmore, please consider using the webinars in your organization and private life.

    The upcoming webinar, in conjunction with the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner, will be given by Professor Steven M. Cohen, “More Jewish Friends: The Key to the Jewish Future.”


    Please let me know if you would agree to post the webinars every month and I will send you the link once it is up.

    Thank you for your support!
    Andrea Kasper

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