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Rabbi Cindy Enger Named New Director of Rabbinic Placement by Central Conference of American Rabbis
FaithTrust Institute is delighted to share the news that our colleague Rabbi Cindy Enger has been named Director of Rabbinic Placement with Central Conference ...
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rabbi Mark Dratch Make Top 50 Influential American Rabbis List
FaithTrust Institute board secretary and colleague in the top 50
Jewish Concepts for Healthy Relationships (PDF)
Jewish Concepts for Healthy Relationships
Good News for New Year 5777
As I wish blessings in the New Year to Jewish friends and colleagues, there is also good news to celebrate. There is finally a solution to the problem of the ...
Guest Blog: Tragic Violence Awakens the Orthodox Community
The brutal murder and dismemberment just a few weeks ago of 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky, of blessed memory, a member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic sect in ...
The Work of Tikkun Olam: Repairing and Restoring the World
There are two important stories this week within the Orthodox Jewish community in the U.S. The first is the conviction of Nechemya Weberman, a Hasidic Jew in ...
Jewish Concepts and Values for Helping Victims and Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
by Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, Ph.D.
High Holy Days, 5773
These are the “Days of Awe” in the Jewish tradition. We poorly translate them as the “High Holidays” or with a little more panache, “High Holy Days.” But ...
A Rabbi’s Introduction to Domestic Violence
Getting a Get?
Orthodox Jews can divorce but, under Jewish law, the husband controls the document known as a “get” which finalizes the divorce. If he refuses to give his ...
Remembering Jewish Songwriter and Singer Debbie Friedman
Debbie Friedman, remarkable Jewish songwriter and singer, has died. Debbie wrote “Save A Life,” the theme of FaithTrust Institute’s DVD on domestic violence in ...
RCA Appoints Rabbi Mark Dratch as its New Executive Vice President
The Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), the largest group of Orthodox rabbis in the world, has named Rabbi Mark Dratch as its Executive Vice President.
Guest Blog: Toby Myers - Reflections on the High Holy Days
High Holidays were important to me as a child. They afforded me privilege. Being the oldest grandchild, I proudly accompanied my uber frum [very observant], ...
Yad B'Yad (Qty of 5)>>>SALE
Working Hand in Hand to Create Healthy Relationships. A curriculum for grades 6-8 in Jewish communities.
The Power of the Rabbinate: Opportunities for Education and Awareness in Combating Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community
by Rabbi Lisa B. Gelber
Teshuvah and DV Treatment for Batterers
Jewish Teshuvah and similarities to contemporary ideas in treatment for batterers/perpetrators
Guest Blog: Passover Reflection
I can always remember the timing of important events in my life because I associate them with the order of the Jewish calendar.
High Holy Days Reflection: A New Year . . . Our Work Continues
by Rabbi Mark Dratch
Forgiveness and the Jewish High Holy Days
by Marcia Cohn Spiegel, M.A.
Good News is Always Welcome
I’m probably not alone in feeling the need for some good news, so I'm happy to share this: In a welcome development, three groups of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis ...
From Darkness to Light: Passover
Passover is the Jewish holiday about the passage from darkness to light, from slavery to freedom. In remembering the Exodus story of the liberation of the ...
Annual Report 2009-2010
Book Club: Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home by Leah Lax
In Memoriam: Chana Weinberg (1927–2012)
I met Chana Weinberg in the early 1980’s as part of the Jewish Advisory Committee to FaithTrust Institute. I think she was probably the first Orthodox Jewish ...
"Same Old, Same Old. . ."
We have become almost numb to the steady stream of disclosures of child sexual abuse: the Roman Catholic experiences continue even with serious efforts to ...
Roundtable: Clergy Ethics in Jewish, Buddhist, and Christian Communities-RECORDE
Join us for a roundtable discussion on current issues and understandings of healthy boundaries and clergy ethics in Jewish, Buddhist, and Christian communities.
Network: The Modern Jewess: Image and Text Conference (Feb 1)
February 1, 2018 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The representation of Jewess have received limited critical attention, especially in comparison ...
GUEST BLOG: Happy New Year from Rabbi Mark Dratch
A Reflection for Rosh Hashanah: There is an old Jewish blessing offered as the New Year arrives: “May the old year and its troubles end, and the new year ...
16 Days: A Meditation on Hosea 2:19-20
Rabbi Mark Dratch is Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America. He offers this meditation in honor of 16 Days.