Category Archives: June 2019

Finding Power

Anti-Semitism is flourishing again in America. Years before people marched with shouts of “Jews will not replace us!” in Charlottesville or the murderous attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, the uptick in hatred towards our people led us to a new normal—where the anti-Semitism we heard about from our parents and grandparents and read about in history books lives ... Read More »


The founding of the United States of America, as most people know, is the story of a religious minority seeking a safe haven where they could worship in the way they deemed most proper without fearing persecution by the state. This story, in some ways, mirrors the plight of the Jews – a widely persecuted minority whose history and traditions ... Read More »


Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena celebrates 40 years in 2019. To honor its 40-year history of encouraging children’s growth and development with innovative exhibits, play-based programs, and interactive events, the children’s museum invites the community to join the 40th Celebration at the two-day Birthday Bash event on July 13 and 14, 2019. Founded in 1979 as a way to increase ... Read More »

Benefits of a Gap Year

As part of their activities with Masa Israel Journey’s BIG IDEA gap year program, 18-year-old coders experienced the same road to innovation as any other start-up entrepreneur, working with museum staffers during a month-long process to identify needs and then explore digital solutions. The participants—hailing from the U.S., Canada, U.K., South Africa, and Australia—were divided into teams and were mentored ... Read More »


Proponents of mindfulness tell us not to dwell in the past, revisiting traumatic or difficult times, and not to imagine the future, envisioning what may or may not come our way, but to focus on the now and to live “in the moment.” We have come to the end of the school year. Report cards are around the corner. Our ... Read More »

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