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What happens next? Judaism on the afterlife

Many people believe they understand death, and it either scares them, or they try to outrun it. Is the common understanding of death just a misconception? Do we even know what death is? Join Jews for Judaism’s world-renowned speaker, Rabbi Michael Skobac, for a topic no one likes to speak about. Find out “What Happens Next.”

A Missionary’s Journey to Judaism

Esther was raised in a Christian family, born-again to evangelical Christianity, and recruited to run a major campaign targeting Jews for conversion. Her life story is an amazing journey that led her to denounce her beliefs, convert to Judaism, and dedicate her life to keeping Jews Jewish.

A Parent’s Cry for Help

Our oldest son informed us that he was dating a Christian girl.  At the start, we reluctantly accepted the relationship, expecting that it would not last. After all, how could it?  He attended Jewish day school through eighth grade, and continued his Jewish studies through high school. We were active in our synagogue, kept kosher [Read More]

A Missionary’s Journey to Judaism

Even though I was raised in a Christian family, my life was transformed when I became a born-again Christian at age 15. While studying in Cape Town, South Africa at age 24, I realized the Jewish people needed to be “saved” and hear the “good news of Jesus.” I attended a local synagogue regularly for [Read More]

Reaching Millennials with #SMARTalks

This fall, Jews for Judaism’s SMARTalks initiative was launched on the USC campus. The pilot event was a tremendous success, drawing more than 100 students and community leaders. Four renowned experts — publisher and columnist David Suissa, community activist Julie Bram, screenwriter David N. Weiss, and marketing and branding guru Sasha Strauss — gave concise [Read More]

2015 Gala Enlightens and Inspires

More than 250 friends and supporters filled the room  at  Jews for Judaism’s annual Gala. The evening was launched with a cocktail reception where guests had a chance to mingle and bid in the silent auction. Highlights from the evening included the award presentations and inspiring talks. While attendees enjoyed a magnificent dinner they were [Read More]

Recommended Reading

Twersky on Spirituality by Rabbi Abraham J. Twersky: In this book Rabbi Dr. Twerski looks at dozens of topics in everyday life and peels away the veneer to find the potential for spiritual enrichment. Twersky doesn’t preach. He teaches by story, example and experience. He is a writer who make us smile as we think. The [Read More]