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Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu Enters The Next Stage Of Her Journey

by Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula • October 18, 2018

Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu of Rabbis Without Borders is moving onto Hadassah. A message from the presidents of Clal.


Rabbi Brad Hirschfield On Constructing A Retreat With A Church

by Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula • August 30, 2018

Brad announces that he will be the “intellectual architect for a retreat sponsored by Trinity Church and Trinity Publishing.”


Rabbi Irwin Kula Reflects On Pluralism After Clal’s Trip To Aspen

by Irwin Kula • August 8, 2018

As America’s polarization grows, Rabbi Irwin Kula reflects on how a recent trip to Aspen with Clal’s board became an opportunity to explore and understand this troubling situation and how to address it.


Foster a culture of innovation in your New York-area synagogue or organization with the SPARK Fellowship

by Elad Nehorai • July 23, 2018

Clal is pleased to announce the second cohort of the SPARK Fellowship¬†to Ignite Organizational Innovation, generously funded by UJA-Federation of New York. SPARK is an 8-month program, running from October through June, aimed at helping synagogues and other community organizations build strong cultures of innovation, with the goal of continually intensifying the participation of existing […]