Jewish AIDS-related information & articles
- Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services: They do more than serve chicken soup [Barry Cherin/Postive Living]
- A Radio Celebrity Learns the Cost of the Closet: Boston's Favorite Conservative, David Brudnoy, Faces Life With AIDS
- Judaism and HIV/AIDS [United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism]
- Understand what it means to be created in the image of God [Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein]
- Learn how language has an impact on the lives of people living with AIDS [Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein]
- Pray/meditate with people living with AIDS [Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein]
- Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein's Keynote Address to the AIDS Interfaith Network of Sacramento
- The Rocky Road From Denial to Acceptance: Acknowledgin That AIDS Afflicts Jews Yigal Schleifer/Forward
- Working at AIDS Grove, Jews plant trees, remember Elaine Laporte/Jewish Bulletin
- Man with AIDS using traditional Counting of Omer as a time to chronicle his own emotional journey Natalie Weinstein/Jewish Bulletin
- Mother's anger, loss explored in poems about AIDS Lesley Pearl/Jewish Bulletin
- AIDS quilt teaches teens lessons about Jewish living Lesley Pearl/Jewish Bulletin
International Jewish AIDS Network
Jewish AIDS Memorial Day 1998
In response to the growing number of Jewish people who have died of an AIDS-related illness, and the tendency of many people to think that the epidemic does not and has not affected the Jewish community, Rabbi H. Raphael Goldstein and Norman L. Sandfield, Co-chairs of the International Jewish AIDS Network are announcing a date for Jewish AIDS Memorial Day: Lev B'omer.
Lev B'omer is the 32nd day of the Omer, the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot which has traditionally been a season of mourning for the Jewish people. The Hebrew letters for 32, "lamed" and "bet" spell out the word "lev," which means "heart." A Jewish AIDS Memorial Day "touches directly the hearts and minds of all of us who have loved and lost people to AIDS, and will, we hope, touch the hearts of the people who have tended to ignore this growing, unending epidemic," said Rabbi Goldstein in making this announcement.
This year, Lev B'omer falls on Friday night, May 24, and Saturday, May 25. "We are urging all synagogues and religious institutions in our Jewish communities to observe Jewish AIDS Memorial Day with special prayers of comfort and hope, and the opportunity to remember the people whose lives have touched our own, each in their own unique way," announced Sandfield. The International Jewish AIDS Network will gladly provide resources and advice on setting up memorial programs in communities throughout the Jewish community, in the United States and around the world.
Rabbi Goldstein is the Director of Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services, a program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, and Mr. Sandfield is a Co-Chair of Jewish AIDS Network - Chicago, a grass roots organization, now affiliated with the AIDS Pastoral Care Network of Chicago.
For more information, or to indicate that your community or congregation will be participating in Jewish AIDS Memorial Day, please call Rabbi Goldstein at (213) 653-8313.Rabbi Rafael Goldstein, Director
Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services
PO Box 480241, Los Angeles CA 90048
Norman L. Sandfield, Co-Chair Jewish AIDS Network - Chicago
c/o AIDS Pastoral Care Network,
4753 N. Broadway, Suite #800, Chicago, IL 60640-4907
Home Page: http://www.shalom.com/janc.htm
Jewish AIDS Resource Materials
Being a Blessing: 54 Ways You Can Help People Living with AIDS. 1994. By Rabbi Harris R. Goldstein [ISBN 1-881283-08-9] Alef Design Group, 4423 Fruitland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90058. Telephone: 213-582-1200
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
- AIDS: A Jewish Response -- A Manual for Synagogue Leaders.
Includes program suggestions, halakhic discussion, articles and a list of resources.
Commission on Social Action, 212-533-7800 extension 2614.
- AIDS: A Jewish Response -- A video and discussion guide on HIV/AIDS.
Public Affairs, 212-533-7800 extension 2601.
- AIDS Hagaddah Supplement.
Readings that can be incorporated into the seder liturgy.
Commission on Social Action, 212-533-7800 extension 2614.
- Suggested Guidelines for Policy for Solomon Schechter Day Schools Regarding Students and Faculty with HIV-Infection, HIV-Related Illness and/or AIDS.
Published jointly by the Solomon Schechter Day School Association and USCJ.
Education Department, 212-533-7800 extension 2507.
- USY programming material on HIV/AIDS. Copies of materials developed by USY Delaware Valley (215-563-8809) and Seaboard regions (301-230-0801) for youth group programs on HIV/AIDS.
- "AIDS" a new chapter in the 1995 edition of In God's Image: Making Jewish Decisions About the Body by Bernard Novick.
Book Service, 212-533-7800 extension 2004.
The Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Learning (CAJE) 261 West 35th Street, Floor 12A, New York, NY 10001 Telephone: 212-269-4212.
- Hesed V Emet -- AIDS: Our Responsibility As Jews with Arthur Vernon. (1989).
- AIDS and Jewish Values: Lesson Plan. (#JVAL 104)
- A Service of Comfort and Hope for AIDS Victims. (#PRAY 114)
The B'nai B'rith Commission on Community Volunteer Services 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: 202-857-6580.
- AIDS: We Care.
The United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York AIDS Project Telephone: 212-836-1483.
- UJA-Federation HIV/AIDS Reference Library 1993-94
- Trainer's Manual: Coordinated AIDS Education and Training Program
- HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Developing Policies for Community Centers and Camps
Jewish AIDS Organizations
- International Jewish AIDS Network
- AIDS Project (Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco)
- 1600 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
- Contact: Jody Reiss, AIDS Project Director
- Telephone: (415) 561-1241
- AIDS Special Project Fund (United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY, Inc.)
- AIDS Project, UJA-Federation, 130 East 59th Street, Room 695, New York, NY 10022
- Contact: Simha Rosenberg, AIDS Project Coordinator
- Telephone: (212) 836-1483
- Holy Blossom Temple AIDS Committee
- 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5P 3K9
- Telephone: (416) 789-3291 - Fax: (416) 789-9697
- Israel AIDS Task Force
- P.O.B. 867, 61008 Tel-Aviv ISRAEL
- Telephone: +972 3 5661639
- URL: http://www.isralink.co.il/iatf/link.htm
- Jewish AIDS Network - Chicago
- Jewish AIDS Trust
- HIV Education Unit, Colindale Hospital
London, England NW9 5HG
- Telephone: 0181-200-0369
- more information
- Jewish Working Group on HIV/AIDS
- c/o Jewish Information & Referral Service
226 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
- Telephone: (215) 893-5821
- Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services (Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles)
- 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 608, Los Angeles, CA 90048
- Telephone: (213) 653-8313 - Fax: (213) 655-1978
- Contact: Rabbi Rafael Goldstein firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michigan Jewish AIDS Coalition (MJAC)
- 30161 Southfield Road #102, Southfield, MI 48076
- Telephone: (810) 594-MJAC (6522) Fax: (810) 594-1733
- Email: email@example.com
- National HIV/AIDS Awareness Student Task Force (Hillel)
- Stephen Kaufman AIDS Project
- c/o Jewish Family Services
5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
- Director: Diane Israel
- Telephone: (410) 466-9200
- Tzvi Aryeh AIDS Foundation
- Box 150, New York, NY 10025
- Telephone: (212) 866-6306
- Contact: Hillel Brown TzviAryeh@aol.com
- UAHC/CCAR AIDS Committee
- 1353 North Martel Avenue #213, Los Angeles, CA 90046
- Contact: Rabbi Marc Blumenthal firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: (213) 876-8283
- Volunteer Services to AIDS Clients (VSAC)
(Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services)
- 120 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
- Telephone: (212) 582-9100
- "Awakening the Jewish Heart" Pin (Jewish Family Services of Atlanta)
- URL: http://www.atlwin.com/AIDS/DEFAULT.HTM
- 1605 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309-2410
- Telephone: (404) 677-9400 mailbox #101 - Fax: (404) 677-9300