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Monthly Archives: June 2019

  1. Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Will You Be at NewCAJE10?

    Are you coming to the NewCAJE conference in Portland, O

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  2. Fond Farewell to Joan Carr

    Fond Farewell to Joan Carr
    After many decades as a Jewish educator, Joan will be retiring at the end of June.
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  3. Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    Why Does Hebrew Matter?

    "Language is a key to identity and culture, and Hebrew is a key to Jewish identity and Jewish culture. We just have to approach it as such." So writes Jeremy Benstein, the linguist and cultural anthropologist and author of the newly released Hebrew Roots, Jewish Routes: A Tribal Language in a Global World.

    Benstein explores the significance of Hebrew in the life of Jews and Judaism, and argues that engaging with Hebrew - not with the aim of fluency or solely ritual participation - is a vehicle to enrich our connection to Judaism and its values. "We can try to make Hebrew more accessible

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  4. Welcome to Our Summer Intern

    Welcome to Our Summer Intern

    We are pleased to announce that Alef Davis is joining us this summer as an editorial intern. 

    She is a budding writer, and was an editor of both the literary magazine and an undergraduate research journal at Drew University. She has also worked as a classroom assistant at Temple Ohr Shalom religious school in New Jersey. She is curious about every aspect of publishing, has already made friends with Ivan, our house dog, and we look forward to working with her this summer. 

    As a paid editorial intern, she will be learning and doing many of the following:

    • Assisting editors with manuscript editing, art direction, photo research, and writing for a wide variety of projects

    • Participating fully in Creative Team meetings and brainstorming sessions

    • Reviewing manuscript submissions

    • Learning about and helping with tagging photos in our database, cutting sound files, and other behind-the-scenes digital work

    • Learning about every aspec

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  5. Welcome to Our New Behrman House Team Member

    We are pleased to announce that Mindy Strauss has joined Behrman House as our full time bookkeeper. She handles all accounts payable, credit memos, and general office bookkeeping tasks. 

    Mindy has a background in banking and comes to us after several years at home raising her two children, and has been an active volunteer at her temple and children's school. She loves mah jongg, the Yankees, and her dog Timmy. She is conscientious and kind and fits right in with our team in our New Jersey home base. We are very happy to have her as a colleague.

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