Thanksgiving through a Brazilian Lens

Greetings, from guest blogger Geno Bonaventura, aka my darling husband. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I did not grow up celebrating Thanksgiving in Brazil, but, nowadays I enjoy it with my American family members and friends. Here are some of the facts about Thanksgiving facts that I have learned, to get you into the mood: The first…

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Family Friday: A Child’s Insight to Intercultural Appreciation

I originally posted this in 2008, when my now college freshman son was just seven-years-old. Just reading it brings back the image…and the stress of getting a delightful, curious child anywhere! And reminders about intercultural appreciation are always good. And talk about greeting every new day as a gift! Short Film: The Walk to the…

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 ‘How Many Bushels Am I Worth?’ to Make January 2020 Debut in Providence, NYC

The play “How Many Bushels Am I Worth?” will debut in January 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City, marking five decades since the first wave of immigration of Soviet Jews to the United States.  Through the lens of the Shklyanoys’ emigration, the play highlights a unique time in Jewish history: when establishment organizations and grass-roots advocacy groups coalesced to secure the release of Soviet Jews.

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How to Act Jewish to Raise a Jewish Child

The Intercultural Communications Approach Good morning! On today’s episode of “The Pretend Jew,” our heroine waivers on hosting the Hanukkah open house in her home because her Christmas tree is still up. And who doesn’t love her confused expression every time she’s in synagogue (she doesn’t speak Hebrew!) and has no idea when to sit down! And here’s your hostess…

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