Entries by Jeffrey Kaye

Jewish books for non-religious families

Selecting children’s books can often be challenging, regardless of the subject matter. Finding books with Jewish themes that are consistent with the values of non-religious, progressive, and multi-cultural families might seem like a chore. We’re here to help. Here’s a handy list of recommended books. We use many of them in the Sholem Sunday School.  […]

Remembering David Finkel

David Finkel, a longtime member of the Sholem Community, died July 4, 2015. He will be remembered for his compassion and as a “warrior for justice.” Family members are planning a public memorial at 1pm on August 30, 2015 at the Broad Stage, 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA. RSVP to wcolter@ymail.com. In lieu of […]

Mazltov to Sholem’s 2015 bar/basmitsve class!

From the left: Milo Marks-Froot. Topic: “Powering Up in the Real World: The Social and Educational Benefits of Video Games.” Mavi Kolesnikow. Topic: “Jews and Other Discriminated Groups” Hannah Pezeshki: Topic: “Unconventionally Jewish.” Mayán Alvarado-Goldberg: Topic: “Thinking Outside the Box: Evolving Perspectives on Multiculturalism.” Sholem bar/bas mitsve candidates are encouraged to examine their ideas and […]

Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage? By Jack Rothman

I see that unions, led by the Service Employees International Union, are out in full force championing the $15 an hour minimum wage. Business leaders scoff at this. But about nine million workers carry full-time jobs, working 40 hours a week, and still live below the poverty line. Now, that’s something to really scoff at! […]

Un Credo para un Bar/Bas Mitsve Secular

Sholem’s “Credo for a Secular bar/basmitsve,“ written by Hershl Hartman, has been translated into Spanish by Claudia Vizcarra. Yo soy yo. Soy ser humano. Nada de lo que toca a otros seres humanos me es desconocido o extraño. Todas las mujeres y los hombres son mis hermanas y mis hermanos. Soy Americano. Los sueños de […]