Friday, May 27, 2011

Dorshei Derekh - Season of Simchahs

Mazel tov to our community members celebrating big milestones!  Let us know if we missed any.  Send pictures!

Josh Feinberg and his bride Termeh Kuklinski,
married on Lag B'omer 
Eitan Mosenkis and his bride, Leah Robsman - married on Lag B'Omer

And Jacob and Nehama, also married on Lag B'omer - with the most amazing rainbow cake!
and Nomi, graduating from college.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mazel Tov to a Dorshei Derekh 1999 Bat Mitzvah Girl!

Nomi will be a Tony Blair Faith Acts Fellow, placed in Queens, New York, working for United Sikhs.

Nomi Teutsch grew up in a vibrant, diverse neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. A 23-year old progressive Jewish activist, she attended Akiba Hebrew Academy before going on to major in Philosophy at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She has worked with a number of non-profit organisations including the Center for Constitutional Rights, Encounter, J Street and Shining Hope for Communities. As a volunteer, she has worked with incarcerated women in Connecticut as well as led campus activism around issues of violence against women. Fluent in Hebrew, Nomi loves to travel, to discuss ideas, to make music and to hear other peoples’ stories. She is thrilled to be a 2011-2012 Faiths Act Fellow.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Congratulations to Howard Spodek on the publication of two books!

Actually, four books, since one of them is three volumes.  Howard celebrated the publication of Ahmedabad, and a three volume translation of an autobiography by a Gujarati, Indula Yagnik.

From Amazon:

Product Description

In the 20th century, Ahmedabad was India's "shock city." It was the place where many of the nation's most important developments occurred first and with the greatest intensity -- from Gandhi's political and labor organizing, through the growth of textile, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, to globalization and the sectarian violence that marked the turn of the new century. Events that happened there resonated throughout the country, for better and for worse. Howard Spodek describes the movements that swept the city, telling their story through the careers of the men and women who led them.

"A major contribution to the history of modern India and to urban studies in general.... A scholar's model for future historical studies of cities, especially those in the developing nations." -- Owen M. Lynch, C. F. Noyes Professor Emeritus, New York University

"Brings into focus the forces of social, political, economic, and cultural change which have transformed India in the 20th century." -- Lynn Hollen Lees, University of Pennsylvania