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Watch: Rabbi Hirschfield On Former President Bush’s Legacy

by Clal News • December 6, 2018

  Clal’s Rabbi Brad Hirschfield speaks with i24 news about former President Bush’s legacy and his complicated relationship with Israel and the Jewish community.


Glean’s Elan Babchuck Speaks At TEDx

by Irwin Kula • November 29, 2018

We are excited to share with you Elan Babchuck’s recent TEDx talk in which Elan eloquently mixes data, story and wisdom informed by his powerful biography and his learnings and work on innovation and religion.


Watch: Brad Hirschfield Discusses The Tensions On The Gaza Border

by Clal News • November 22, 2018

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of Clal, joins i24NEWS English to discuss the tensions on the Gaza border with two other guests. Among the topics discussed: why hasn’t it received more attention, how has Israel responded, and more.


A Note From The Stand And See Fellowship

by Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula • November 16, 2018

A note from Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, our co-President: Having just returned from a trip to Israel and Jordan with the most recent cohort in our Stand and See Fellowship, I had planned to share stories from the amazing journey shared with seminarians and recent ordainees in the Episcopal community around southern Ohio. And then, I […]


Mission To Morocco

by Irwin Kula • November 13, 2018

Recently, I served as a scholar in residence on a week- long mission to Morocco with the senior leadership of the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The mission met with leadership of the Moroccan Jewish community (including Jackie Kadosh the president of Marrakech’s 2,000 member, pictured above), visited Jewish schools and learned about the rich […]


Rabbi Brad Hirschfield On How To Bring Peace After Tragedy

by Clal News • November 8, 2018

Brad has, thank God, been able to spread his message of peace and plurality in a moment where it is is perhaps easier to rise to anger and frustration. He has been on FOX Business, and a few other outlets, but I found this recent episode of Bold TV to be incredibly powerful. From beginning […]


Clal Mourns with the Jewish Community of Pittsburgh

by Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula • October 29, 2018

With broken hearts and open arms, we mourn with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and with all the good people of our nation who mourn the brutal terror attack which took 11 lives and left 6 or more injured at Squirrel Hill’s Tree of Life Synagogue during yesterday’s Shabbat morning services. We have reached out […]


A Meeting With Clay Christensen

by Irwin Kula • October 25, 2018

Irwin Kula, Clal’s president, reflects on a recent meeting with Clayton Christensen, the founder of the theory of disruptive innovation.


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.”