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Jewlicious, your connection to Judaism

You want to know about your heritage, confused about who you are as a Jew, want to know where your life is heading, want to connect, call Jewlicious.

Jewlicious, that began its existence as a group blog in the Summer of 2004, is a grassroots organization, with great interest in Israel and Judaism, is changing the way young adults affiliate and participate in Jewish life.

From L Adam Milstein Barak Raviv Rabbi Shlomo Seidenfeld Mayim Bilak Robin and Elliot Broidy sponsors Photo by Orly Halevy
From L-Adam Milstein, Barak Raviv, Rabbi, Shlomo Seidenfeld, Mayim Bilak, Robin and Elliot Broidy, sponsors-Photo by Orly Halevy

With Rabbi Yonah Bookstein as the director of Jewlicious and JConnect (Everything Jewish in greater Los Angeles, or any other city....), the organization supports Jewish communities with training, resources, media, informal Jewish education, and events to foster young Jewish adult engagement. It develops and utilize networks, programming and social media, to promote creativity, social entrepreneurship, collaboration, inclusiveness and Jewish people-hood.

Jewlicious is a Jewish, non-denominational organization that allows young Jews to make informed decisions about what role Judaism should have in the evolution of their personal identities. The organization's dedication is to Jewish unity and building bridges, meaning, they welcome all Jews regardless of their political and religious orientation.

Jewlicious group of guests with honoree Barak Raviv center with white jacket and mother Miriam second from right standing Photo by Orly Halevy
Jewlicious group of guests with honoree Barak Raviv center with white jacket and mother Miriam second from right standing Photo by Orly Halevy

This week, in spite of the war in progress between Israel and Hamas, Jewlicious held its annual Night of Unity jubilee (http://nou2012.eventbrite.com/), in Hollywood, in which it honored Rabbi Shlomo Seidenfeld, a noted teacher, Barak Raviv, a philanthropist and a community leader and Mayim Hoya Bialik, an actress and an author. To say the evening was grand is an understatement.

Remember, the continuation of Jewish life, depends on us Jews. It requires to be actively involved. By "playing nice" together, Jewlicious can attest to growing success in bringing young adult Jews into the Jewish community, attracting them to a commitment to Jewish life and thus securing the future of the Jewish nation.

Go connect with Jewlicious; you may discover a world you did not know about and longed for: http://www.jewlicious.com/

Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to nurit.4.nuritg@gmail.com Read more stories by Nurit Greenger.

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