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Jan 16, 2020, 9:16 PM
Building a Bridge: The Changing Relationship Between American Jews and Israel
The United States and Israel share a strong relationship. Bound by cultural and historical ties, the United States was the first country to recognize Israel as a state in 1948, and the first to recognize Jerusalem as the capital...
Dec 24, 2019, 1:01 AM
HANUKKAH or HANOUKAH? Five Different Ways Ashkenazim and Sephardim Celebrate
There’s no debate that the holiday of lights is one of Judaism’s all-time favorites when it comes to fun. All over the world, Jewish people commemorate the victory of the Maccabees, along with the miracle of how a one-day...
Dec 2, 2019, 11:17 PM
Israel Awareness Month: An Important Addition to the Calendar
Autism Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, LBGT Pride Month and National Safety Month. These are but a handful of initiatives that call our attention to important causes or occasions. It became apparent to the...
Aug 6, 2019, 4:31 AM
Christian Zionism? How Christians Can Support the State of Israel
Although the relationship between Israel and religion has never been simple, Israel is home to many ethnicities and faiths. A sacred place for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, the nation embraces religious freedom and supports all theologies. The obvious...
Dec 17, 2018, 11:48 PM
‘Everyone Plays a Piece’: Why We Need More Harmony
Last week, in the heart of New York City’s glittering holiday season, the Bnai Zion concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall provided inspiration and a resonant message: “What we’re all creating/it’s like a symphony, just keep listening/And pretty...
Dec 7, 2018, 9:02 PM
The Chutzpah of a Concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Staging a concert at Carnegie Hall takes a certain amount of chutzpah. It’s a famous venue with scores of seats to fill. Even in its secondary stage – Zankel Hall – there are hundreds of tickets that need to...
CEO of the Bnai Zion Foundation, Cheryl Bier has spent more than 20 years working for Jewish non-profit organizations. She believes in the power of culture to bring together disparate elements of the Jewish community.