With the clock ticking down to midterm elections on November 8, Moment checked in with the participants in our Jewish Political Voices Project (JPVP).
Helena’s synagogue was sold to the state in 1935, but now Temple Emanu-El is back in Jewish hands.
As a kid, I was fascinated by the existence of Jews in remote places.
The Montana Jewish Project hopes to purchase Temple Emanu-El—constructed in 1890 during a colorful, obscure chapter of Jewish history—from the Diocese of Helena.
Through pairing programs, many Jewish children have chosen to “share” their b’nai mitzvah ceremonies with one of the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.
The facts and implications of the Holocaust need to be taught in school, but adults also need to remain vigilant—and never assume they’ll be equipped to fight racism, intolerance and hate whenever it arises.
Art Spiegelman is one of several Jewish authors to have a book banned in recent decades.