The Shidduch Crisis & Intermarriage: Finding Love in the Jewish Community

On Sunday and Monday, Sept. 11 and 12, The Union for Traditional Judaism hosted a forum to address challenges in both the Singles community and Intermarriage. The event featured prominent speakers in the Traditional and Orthodox communities and was covered by print and broadcast media.

To read some of the press coverage of this event, please visit http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/rethinking-shidduch-crisis and http://www.jewishlinknj.com/features/14646-shidduchim-the-fear-of-missing-out.

The conference was recorded by JBS TV and many of the segments have been aired. Below are segments currently available for viewing online. We will post further videos when available. If you were not able to attend this event, please help support this and future events by making a donation:

A note from UTJ's Executive Director regarding the Jewish community of Madagascar

Dear Friends,

This May I was very proud to be part of a history making event in which UTJ members played an important part. From May 8-19 working together with Kulanu, an organization which reaches out to returning, emerging and isolated groups practicing Judaism we journeyed to Madagascar to teach, encourage and otherwise strengthen the Island's emerging Jewish community. The event was spearheaded by my wife Bonita Nathan Sussman who serves as vice-president of Kulanu. Over 100 conversions were conducted by a Bet Din in which Morasha member Rabbi Pinchas Klein played an important part while I was involved in conducting the Beit Midrash text study program. The trip to Madegascar exemplified the Morasha approach which is non-denominational, open and at the same time within the bounds of Halakhah.

Rabbi Gerald Sussman
Executive Director, UTJ

For more information, read the Times of Israel article at http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-remote-madagascar-a-new-community-chooses-to-be-jewish/ and watch the following video featuring Bonita Nathan Sussman and Rabbi and Pinchas and Miriam Klein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALzlkIcviGI

Rabbi Alan Yuter: "What’s at stake with the Supreme Court decision to recognize all Orthodox conversions."

ITJ faculty member, Rabbi Alan Yuter recently published an opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post titled "What’s at stake with the Supreme Court decision to recognize all Orthodox conversions."

    AT STAKE in this debate is: What kind of Jew does Jewry want to create?

THE KOSHER FOR PESAH NEWSLETTER

PASSOVER -5776/2016

Shalom and welcome to our Passover newsletter. In this special
mailing, you will find a wealth of information for Passover. We all hope
that this issue will help you with everything from preparing your home to
purchasing Kosher L'Pesach products. We have even included some favorite
recipes to help your family celebrate Pesach. From all of us, we wish you
a festive, kosher and meaningful Pesach.

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