Alumni and Friends

Ugandan bride and groom beneath their huppah, the traditional Jewish wedding canopy.

A Ugandan Jewish Wedding

Rebecca Ottinger '15 writes about her experience with the Abayudaya in Uganda where the townspeople converted to Judaism in the early 20th century and continue practicing today. 

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Meyer Lansky

Support of Israel. Patriotism. Love for his grandfather. In his graphic novel, Jonathan Lang '98 looks at the good side of the notorious Jewish gambling kingpin.

Rabbi Susan Harris and Spencer Raifman

As the hospital's director of spiritual care, Harris helps kids and families withstand the trials of hospitalization and advocates for young patients like Spencer Raifman.

Rabbi Rosen teaching a student

Rabbi Joseph Rosen '14 works to uphold his Mississippi synagogue's historic commitment to civil rights without alienating congregants who want him to steer clear of controversial issues.  

Drawing of family with Happy Hanukkah banner overhead

Anne-Marie Asner, MA '96, teaches children about the Eastern European Jews' mother tongue in such books as "Shmutzy Girl," "Noshy Boy" and "Klutzy Boy."