About Jo Ellen Green Kaiser

Jo Ellen Green Kaiser is the Editor-in-chief of Zeek magazine, available at www.jewcy.com/zeek and also at www.zeek.net .She is the co-editor of Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice (www.righteousindignation.info) and the mom of Zoe.

Affordable Housing and the Jewish Justice Movement

By March 2, 2009

The Jewish community, while expressing a new commitment to social justice, needs to commit itself, and its considerable resources, to more than advocacy. There’s nothing wrong with advocacy, of course. It’s a necessary and time-honored practice, one whose efficacy has … Read More

A (Limited) Defense of Poland

By February 6, 2009

Let’s play a word association game.  You know how it goes: I give a word and then you tell me the first thing that pops into your head.  Ready?  The word is, Poland. I’ll bet that seventy-five percent of you … Read More

Willing Heroes – An interview with Robert Satloff

By January 27, 2009

Robert Satloff, Executive Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy,Holocaustis the author of Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Reach into Arab Lands. From 2002 to 2004, Satloff and his wife, an economist with the World … Read More

In Mourning over Gaza–a Zeek Editorial

By January 16, 2009

For over a week, we have posted nothing on Zeek. That is my fault, as Zeek’s editor-in-chief. I couldn’t bring myself to post anything at all. I am in mourning over Gaza. I left Judaism behind at age sixten over … Read More

Madoff: Rethinking Jewish Fundraising

By December 19, 2008

The Madoff scandal has exposed the bare underbelly of the Jewish non-profit world: most of its money comes from foundations or very significant private donors. It’s a top-down world that’s now going belly-up. Look just at the non-profit Jewish magazine … Read More

Fighting for Same-Sex Marriage Rights

By December 5, 2008

In the summer of 2008, four Bay Area Jewish organizations allied to support the California Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling and to defeat a ballot proposition, Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. In November 2008, Proposition 8 passed, by a narrow … Read More

Thanksgiving Psalm

By November 26, 2008

Given the persistence of wars around the globe and the bewildering, destructive, unravelling of our economy, we’re clearly living in an age of anxiety. And at the same time, we share a newly ignited sense of awe. Never would I, … Read More

British Jews Speak Out

By November 25, 2008

Until just a few decades ago, if you were a minority in the UK–national, ethnic, religious, whatever–then the only way you had a remote chance that your concerns and agendas might make it into the public arena was through some … Read More