Hebrew & Judaic Studies 2017 Summer Course

Registration is still open for HBRJD-UA 948/MEIS-UA 149 Topics in Israel Studies: Forbidden Love and the Politics of Desire in Israel Cinema!

The course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00am - 1:45pm in the Second Summer Session (July 3 - August 13) and be taught by Mazalit Haim

A brief course description is below: 

Through the various representations of forbidden love in contemporary Israeli cinema, this class will touch upon core issues with which Israeli society contends today – from the religious/secular divide to homoerotic relationships and queer culture to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the memory of the Holocaust. Some of the questions that we will investigate are: How is desire mobilized and channeled on the national and communal level? How are the boundaries defined between objects which are to be loved and those that are forbidden? And how can we move from perceiving emotions as inner private matters to perceiving them as political forces? By reading contemporary critical texts in cultural studies, we will analyze the ways in which cinematic representations have attempted to narrate these core issues through their engagement with impossible love.

Questions can be directed to mh2889@nyu.edu

Ryan Grubbs


Dear All,

In less than two months, I am moving out of my apartment. In an effort to clear some space, I am selling dozens of my books, all for $5 each. Please see a list of all the titles below including whether its hardcover or paperback. Please feel free to email me if you would like to purchase and I can meet you anywhere in the city. I am selling them from today April 23rd thru April 28th. Thank you all and have a great weekend and week!


Courtney Young
@cocacy @thinkyoungmedia

Dawn (paperback) and Imago (paperback) by Octavia Butler

Smart Women Finish Rich (paperback) by David Bach

The Four Seasons Book of Cocktails (Hardcover) by Fred DuBose

The Sound and the Fury (paperback) by William Faulkner

The Reader (paperback) by Bernhard Schlink

Demonology (Paperback) by Rick Moody

Aloft (Paperback) & Native Speaker (Paperback) by Chang Rae- Lee

The Only Game in Town: Sportswriting from The New Yorker (Hardcover) Edited by David Remnick

The Untelling (Paperback) by Tayari Jones

The Piano Teacher (Paperback) by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Accidental (Paperback) by Ali Smith

Cleaving: A Story of Meat, Marriage and Obsession (Hardcover) by Julie Powell

The Dead Fish Museum: Stories (paperback) by Charles D'Ambrosio

John Dollar (Paperback) by Marianne Wiggins

Pulphead (Paperback) byJohn Jeremiah Sullivan

When Captain Flint Was Still A Good Man (Hardcover) by Nick Dybek

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korean and the Kim Dynasty (Hardcover) by Bradley K. Martin

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Paperback) by Stieg Larsson

Eva's Man (Paperback) & Corregidora (Paperback) by Gayl Jones

The Liar's Club (paperback) & Lit (Paperback) by Mary Karr

Virgin or Vamp by Helen Benedict (paperback)

Reviving Ophelia by Dr. Mary Piper (paperback)

Called Out of the Darkness by Anne Rice (hardcover)

The Professor's Daughter by Emily Raboteau (paperback)

Our Kind of People and Member of the Club by Lawrence Otis Graham (both paperback)

The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker (paperback)

Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (hardcover)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Paperback) by Lewis Carroll

Almost Transparent Blue (Paperback) by Ryu Murakami

The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (paperback) by Kate Chopin

The White Boy Shuffle (paperback) by Paul Beatty

Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer by The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

501 French Verbs, 6th Edition, Barron's Foreign Language Guides

The Village Temple Religious School Faculty for 2017-2018

The Village Temple, a dynamic and inclusive Downtown Reform congregation seeks Religious School teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Highly competitive pay is offered to qualified candidates!

Our innovative, camp inspired curriculum and programs empower our students to understand and take pride in the history and sacred texts of the Jews as a people and as a religious community. The students learn to participate with confidence in Shabbat and holiday services, possessing sufficient knowledge of Hebrew for the prayers to be meaningful. Our learners put the ethical principles of Judaism into practice in the context of family, congregation and wider community through acts of Tikkun Olam. They develop a personal connection with the State of Israel, its peoples and land.

Positions available:

Pre-K-7th Grade Hebrew and Judaics teaching positions are available on Sundays, Mondays/Wednesdays and Tuesdays. Candidates with summer camp or other informal education experience are especially encouraged to apply. 

Music Teacher/Song Leader position is available on Wednesday afternoons and/or Sunday mornings. A strong candidate will love working with children of all ages, have knowledge of Reform liturgy, contemporary Jewish music and Hebrew. Camp song leading experience, storytelling and puppetry skills are a plus.

We are located in the Union Square area, easily accessible by most Subway lines and in walking distance from NYU. For more details about specific openings and to apply contact Alex Tansky, the Temple Educator at atansky@villagetemple.org or come visit our school when we are in session (Sunday-Wednesday) to learn more about our school and Temple community.

The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers

The Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers is a week-long program that introduces university students preparing for a career in teaching or advocacy to the history and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. The Warren Fellowship, supported by The Warren Fellowship Fund, is developing a corps of educators who want to learn how to effectively teach about genocide and the Holocaust.

The fellowship takes place at Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas each spring. Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators and graduate students will be selected by a faculty and Museum panel and will be designated as Warren Fellows.

Once accepted to this prestigious fellowship, participants attend a six–day, expense-paid institute designed to immerse the Fellows in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust. Only those applicants who commit to attending the entire Fellowship will be accepted. This prestigious program is by application only.

Eminent Holocaust and genocide scholars provide historical and academic content and university and Fellowship faculty and Museum staff provide pedagogical context.

During the week, Fellows have the opportunity to meet and work with survivors of the Holocaust. Students who plan to teach elementary, middle or secondary school or at the university level are encouraged to apply for the Warren Fellowship. We also welcome applicants interested in related work in advocacy.

Applications are available online or can be downloaded on the website. Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2017. I have also attached the digital file of the application to this email, please feel free to share this information with your networks.

More information is available on the HMH website: http://hmh.org/ed_warren%20fellowship.shtml.

Please feel free to share my contact information with anyone who has questions.





Union Temple Religious School Faculty for 2017-2018

Union Temple of Brooklyn is looking for Religious School teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. Union Temple is a reform congregation in Prospect Height, Brooklyn with a 170 family member units. We are looking to hire part-time faculty for the 2017-18 school year. We strive to create meaningful Jewish learning experiences that empower our students and families to live joyful and meaningful Jewish lives. Children from all types of Jewish backgrounds and families feel at home here, including those with special needs. To learn more about our school please visit our website at https://uniontemple.org/children-families/religious-school/. Our school is on Sunday from 9:30-12:30PM. 

Candidates should have the following experience should apply: 
• Experience teaching students in grades Pre-K through7 in a formal or informal setting. (Experience with summer camp and youth group a bonus)
• Ability to teach Hebrew, Torah, Jewish values, Jewish history, and holidays through different modalities.
• Comfort teaching in a Reform Jewish congregation to a diverse student body.

For more information about specific openings, or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Mindy Sherry, Director of Youth and Family Engagement at educator@uniontemple.org.

open house sunday for 1 bedroom co-op in midwood 3-4pm

1710 Avenue H # 4th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11230

between E 17th st & E 18th st

Note: there is NO Broker Service Fee on this CO-OP (savings of over $21,000)



Exclusive listing: to view this nice Large 1 bedroom co-op please contact me, Text me, Email me or Call me anytime @ 646-334-8922 or bsteinberg@rapidnyc.com, This charming 1 bedroom is located in Fiske Terrace / Ditmas Park Vicinity, only 3 blocks from Brooklyn College and 2 blooks from Q Train,

The entry foyer with art deco entryways makes a perfect home office or just a place to throw everything when you come in. The living - dining area is large with 3 windows over 2 sunny exposures. The kitchen is open concept to the living area with a breakfast bar. The windowed bath is fully tiled and has a nice vanity. The bedroom is large and has 2 exposures including lovely views over the buildings common garden area. There are prewar details throughout, built-ins, arches, high ceilings & hardwood floors.

This 1937 prewar building has a stately lobby, an updated elevator, live-in super, central laundry and a common garden. There is additional storage that can be rented and a place for your bike. The building is conveniently located just 1 block over from the Q train among the bucolic tree-lined streets & Victorian homes of the area. This is a cats only building - No Dogs.

Laundry in bldg
bike storage

please note the pictures are from similar co-op apt in same building

Religious School Lead Teacher

East End Temple, a progressive downtown congregation, is now hiring Lead Teachers for next school year— Very competitive pay.

Headed by Rabbi Josh Stanton and Cantor Shira Ginsburg, EET is a warm, open-minded community with progressive values and a deep commitment to social justice. 

Our religious school reflects this, as we learn about and explore how being Jewish can actively inform our lives, helping us become better citizens of the world and responsible stewards of our earth. 

You are a perfect match for this position if you share our commitment to progressive Jewish values and have a passion for social justice. 

Lead Teachers should be have awesome communication and leadership skills, be creative thinkers in designing and implementing activities, and have solid teaching experience. This position offers very competitive pay for skilled applicants. 

School meets Tuesdays (4:00-6:15pm), Wednesdays (4:00-6:15pm) and Thursdays (4:00-6:00pm). Ideally, Lead Teachers would be able to work all three days, but this is not a requirement. 

Adjunct (Assistant) Teacher positions are also currently available. 

If you are interested in a Lead Teacher (or Adjunct Teacher) position, please send us your resume along with a brief cover letter to school@eastendtemple.org.

Andrzej Wajda: A Discussion of His Life and His Films, 03/30, 4pm

On March 30, From 4-6pm, Agnieszka Holland, J. Hoberman, Irena Grudzinska Gross, and Lawrence Weschler will speak about the life and cinema of Andrzej Wajda, who died in 2016 and is one of the greatest directors of our times. It will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 4pm at the Remarque Institute (60 Fifth Ave., 8th Fl.). We ask that anyone attending please RSVP to remarque.institute@nyu.edu.

FT Job Opportunity

Congregation Beth Elohim, a dynamic Reform Congregation of 1000 families in Park Slope, Brooklyn, seeks to hire full-time educators for its Kindergarten through 12th grade Jewish education program, Yachad. Yachad Educators work closely with the Director of Yachad and on a team of full time and part time educators. Our educators work to create engaging, exciting and high level formal and informal learning opportunities for students and their families in Grade K-12. To build an innovative program we are looking for teachers with a diverse skill set; Judaic studies, Hebrew Language, music, song leading, t’filah leading, STEM, dance, theater and visual arts. 

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to: 
- Curriculum development and classroom teaching
- Work with Educators and Clergy to make sure that programming is consistent and meaningful. 
- Attend professional development, work with mentors and turn-key learning to colleagues
- Create opportunities for family engagement and programming that aligns with grade level curriculum; from development through implementation
- Planning and logistics for grade level in-house and out of house trips; including the Yachad Retreat. 
- Develop meaningful relationships with students and families
- Ongoing communication with parents and overall CBE community; email, phone, in-person, social media, etc. 
- Be a supportive member of the CBE team

Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree a plus) 
- minimum of 2 years of previous leadership experience (including teaching, camp staff, youth group advisor, etc.) 
- dedication to teaching and experience working with children
excellent organization and communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal) 
- passion for Judaism and Jewish education
- solid Jewish background and literacy, facility with Hebrew language a plus
- a team player with sound organization and time management skills that interacts positively with all team members to meet CBE’s objectives. 
- This position requires some evening/weekends. Periodic evening, holiday and weekend work is expected throughout the academic year. 
- Background check required

Temple Emanu-El Religious School Faculty for 2017-2018

Congregation Emanu-El, the first Reform Jewish synagogue in New York City, is hiring part-time faculty for the 2017-18 school year. Our innovative and unique religious school is committed to Jewish learning that is relevant, inspirational, and transformative. Our students take pride in their Jewish heritage, and act upon their beliefs. Visit our website at www.emanuelnyc.org/school to learn more about our school and our congregation, our educational vision, and the programs we offer, including Tribes, Tefilah, and Mitzvah Corps.

Openings are available on Sundays (9:30am – 12:00pm) and Mondays (4:00– 6:00pm). 

General responsibilities: 
• Collaborate with school administration and other faculty members to create innovative and meaningful Jewish learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
• Prepare creative, interactive lessons as part of a well-structured curriculum.
• Regularly communicate with families outside of school hours. 
• Assist in the planning and preparation of special programs, including family education and holiday celebrations. 
• Attend professional development sessions for faculty outside of school hours. 

As a member of our faculty, you will:
• Provide a sense of caring and concern that enables our students to support one another and challenge themselves to grow as individuals. 
• Inspire students and their families to actively engage in Jewish life.
• Model the thoughtfulness and creativity that we seek to promote in our community. 
• Receive mentoring to grow as an educator as part of a staff of reflective practitioners.

Ideal candidates have the following qualifications: 
• Experience teaching students in grades Pre-K through 6 in a formal or informal setting.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to teach Hebrew, Bible, Jewish history, and holidays incorporating arts, drama, movement or media.
• Comfort teaching in a Reform Jewish congregation to a diverse student body.

Those with summer camp or youth group backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more information about specific openings, or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Schreiber, Program Director of Faculty and Family Engagement, at jschreiber@emanuelnyc.org.

Student looking to rent an apartment during spring/summer internship

My name is Kevin and I'm a Master's student at the University of Toronto going to be living in NY from the last week of April until the first week of August.

I am looking to either rent a furnished 1 bedroom/studio or as a roommate in a shared student apartment, less than a 30-40 minute commute to SoHo where I'll be working.

Please let me know if you're interested in subletting and feel free to email me at kevin.lass@mail.utoronto.ca. I know that these dates don't line up well with the school year so I am flexible to potentially move in late, although ideally it would be great to move in right away.

Thank you!

Summer Position - Amir Farmer

Amir Farmers are a diverse group of passionate leaders who work to cultivate today’s youth to change tomorrow. Serving as garden-educators during the summer, they are at the center of the Amir program, building productive gardens and farms with campers, and using the garden space to teach about issues of environmental and social justice. 

Amir is seeking applicants that will be directly responsible for implementing its program at one of the organization’s partner camps. Amir Farmers will be trained and build bonds with staff working at these camps across the US and Canada at the annual training seminar in late May. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a community garden, as well as how to use Amir’s Garden Manual & Curriculum to run programming for campers of all ages. Throughout the summer, Amir Farmers will be full staff members at their camp in addition to their garden responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Build gardens with participating campers
Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages
Daily garden maintenance and care
Participate in weekly oversight meetings with Amir Mentors
Participate in daily animal husbandry and care (if applicable to your camp) 
Act as an enthusiastic and active member of the camp community

Key Characteristics:
Strong management and leadership skills
Mentoring and education experience
Passionate about food justice and environmental stewardship
Not afraid to get their hands dirty!

Camp salary is competitive and consummate with experience
Transportation, room & board included

Important Dates:
Amir Training Seminar: May 28th - June 2nd
Camp: mid-June to mid-August, varies slightly by camp

Upcoming Poland Programs

The following upcoming programs in Poland are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals. The Auschwitz Jewish Center, affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, offers immersive academic programs on topics related to the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish history year-round. Programs are led by trained staff with advanced degrees in the field and open to participants of all backgrounds.

Program for Students Abroad
April 6 - 9, 2017
Long weekend subsidized programs in Krakow with a scholarly visit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) for students studying in Europe, Israel, and the region. Deadline: March 6, 2017

Human Rights Summer Program
June 18 - 25, 2017
One-week intensive program in Warsaw, Oświęcim, and Kraków utilizing Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Deadline: April 17, 2017

The Auschwitz Jewish Center also offers Customized Programs for groups of all sizes and backgrounds throughout the year. For more information on these and other funded and subsidized opportunities, please visit ajcf.pl/en/education-center or contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org. Please feel welcome to share with colleagues.

Jewish Learning (in English!) at Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv

Beit Midrash TLV:
The (only!) full time Jewish learning program in English in Tel Aviv is getting ready to open applications for the Fall 2017 semester!

Join us at BINA, the Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, for a semester of rigorous Jewish learning, meaningful community service in South Tel Aviv, and pluralistic community building. 

Beit Midrash TLV at a glance:

What? The only full-time Jewish learning program in English in Tel Aviv. Classes offered by distinguished faculty in a pluralistic, egalitarian, and non-traditional environment. Hebrew Ulpan and volunteer opportunities included.
When? September 3, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Who? English speaking students aged 23+
Where? BINA, The Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv
How much? $3700 for a full semester ($1300 with MASA Grant)

For more information, please contact zoe@bina.org.il

Bring A Friend to Jummah

My name is Khundkar Zarif Ishmum and I’m videographer of the Muslim Students Association.

On February 24th, the Muslim Students Association will be hosting Friday prayer services in Rosenthal Pavilion. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what we do during our weekly congregation and gain some insight into our community. It is important for us to be representatives of the Muslim population that is facing very oppressive and hateful rhetoric in the current political climate. Presence from our allies will empower us and allow us to work together to fight against this hate. We urge you to join us for a sermon by one of our undergraduate students at the MSA, followed by a prayer and a community lunch. 

If you’re interested, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCPVB3MH0jpdraMBFNxABww2m6ozA95SBSQ3pWNPq4ibxulw/viewform

And, be sure to check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379536582419820/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1487362109021650

In order to effectively reach as many people on campus as we can, I’m asking you to circulate this amongst your listservs and respective groups. And, word of mouth is definitely the best form of marketing, so we would appreciate if you could personally reach out to your friends and allies to come.

There doesn't seem to be a way to attach files on this form, so if you are interested to advertise this event please email me for a digital copy of the flier!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

AIPAC Fellows Program--Application Open!

Make Your Passion Your Career!

Apply to be an AIPAC Fellow:
AIPAC is hiring for its 2017 class of AIPAC Fellows, located in New York, Florida, and Los Angeles. The program is open to recent college graduates and young professionals, who will be responsible for helping AIPAC to grow its committed base of donors. Fellows will be tasked with meeting with prospective donors, discussing the value of investment with AIPAC, the importance of keeping the U.S.-Israel relationship strong and soliciting them for gifts. Fellows will receive some of the best training in the organization at our headquarters in DC before they begin--learning about AIPAC, our legislative priorities, as well as gaining the skills they need to be accomplished development professionals. With these invaluable skills, Fellows will be poised to take on meaningful positions in any field they choose to pursue at the end of the program.
We will offer a competitive salary and benefits for accepted applicants. 

Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp Counselor and Specialists

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp in Red Hook is a place where children from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds join together to create a joyful Jewish community based on values, friendship, tikkun olam, and a sense of peoplehood. Sprout Brooklyn provides campers with a deeper connection to Israel, to the Jewish community and to themselves. 

In addition to activities such as instructional swimming, sports, creative arts and cooking, we also offer a Hebrew dual language program so half of our day is in Hebrew. Sprout Brooklyn is a summer day camping experience of Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake open to campers entering Pre-K through 3rd grade.

We are looking for creative, energetic, nurturing people to fill a variety of Counselor positions at camp this summer. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work collaboratively with a passionate team to build a new Jewish Day Camp. You will help create a joyful Jewish community and truly make a difference in the life of hundreds of children. Camp runs from the July 3th – August 18th.

• At least 18 years old
• Experience attending or working at a summer camp
• Passion for Jewish and Israel education
• Experience working with children ages 4 – 8
• Enthusiasm and the willingness to be silly
• Hebrew fluency is a plus

Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship

Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) is seeking outstanding post-college graduates who want to learn, grow and contribute to an innovative, thriving, and dynamic human rights organization that has been on the cutting edge of disability inclusion for the last 30 years. Candidates must be thoughtful and concerned about the broader Jewish community. Applicants must be able to think flexibly and creatively and also be interested in ‘doing.’
This year-long Fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, will support the Fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental challenges, deaf and hard of hearing, physical disabilities, and medical health and mental health needs.
The Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship (JDYCF) aims to shape emerging leaders who plan to go into careers in social work, psychology, medicine, education, not-for-profit management, development, public relations, policy planning or organizational leadership; or those who hope to serve the broad Jewish community in a lay leadership capacity.

1. Fellowship Dates: September 2017 – June 2018 (Starting and End Date Flexible)
2. Stipend: $20,000
3. Application Requirements:
• Post College
• Strong GPA (minimum: 3.2; must provide transcript or notarized letter from university confirming GPA)
• Personal statement (maximum 700 words or one page typed)
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Resume
• Photo
• Additional relevant information
• Personal interview (by invitation)
You can also submit supplemental application materials by mail to Yachad, 11 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Attn.: Daner Yachad Fellowship
4. Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

The ideal applicant should have a strong interest in social services and disability advocacy. Applicants may be on any career path such as social work or may be choosing to spend a “gap year” before continuing on in a career such as medicine, law, education, or business. Candidates must also be concerned about and dedicated to the global Jewish community. We are looking for a focused and motivated individual who possesses a vision for what they want to accomplish and the drive to perform. Our goal is to provide our fellows with the opportunity and guidance to establish, develop, and implement a plan that will create a lasting impact on Yachad and the global Jewish community.

To apply go to Yachad.org/fellowship