Jan 14 2014
We’re excited to announce that Kveller.com’s parent company, MyJewishLearning, Inc. is merging with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. JTA is an international news agency that for nearly a century has been covering developments impacting Jews and Jewish communities in North America, Israel, and countries around the world.
You can read more about the merger on MyJewishLearning here. And check out JTA here.
What does this mean for the fine readers of Kveller? You might notice some small changes or links to JTA articles that we think you’ll find interesting. In the meantime, we’ll keep bringing you great content, strong community, and the Jewish cat memes that you’ve grown to love. We’re excited about this new chapter, and glad to have you along!
Jul 10 2012
Our friends over at MyJewishLearning have just launched a new blog in partnership with Keshet, a national grassroots organization that works for the full inclusion and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in all facets of Jewish life–synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social service organizations, and other communal agencies.
We encourage you all to check it out. Up on the blog now is an amazing tale of being gay at Jewish summer camp. In it, Scott McGrath writes:
I remember feeling like camp – and my camp world – should have been the place more than any to give me solace and support during that difficult time in my life when I was coming out. The vivid memories of all the homophobic comments, jokes and pranks we played, however, negated any sense of safety this community had once given me.
Read the rest of the piece here, and then be sure to keep Keshet on your list of blogs to keep your eye on.
Apr 24 2012
They’re the busy, overworked leaders of their communities, and once in a while–just like parents–rabbis could use a little recognition.
Our friends over at MyJewishLearning are doing something pretty cool: in light of Newsweek‘s list of America’s Top 50 Rabbis, they’re offering up a chance for readers to vote for their favorite rabbis. The nominees have been narrowed down to 20 rabbis from all over the country, and now it’s your chance to do some voting! The rabbi with the most votes by May 7th will win a dinner for two and a much-deserved massage. So head on over to MyJewishLearning, click through the Top Rabbis slideshow, and choose your favorite rabbi of the bunch!