Cathryn J. Prince, The Times of Israel

Cathryn J. Prince

The Times of Israel

Weston, CT, United States

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Past articles by Cathryn:

NY synagogue’s looming demise highlights Conservative Judaism’s struggles to survive

The Jericho Jewish Center has aimed to consolidate with a nearby congregation, but years of negotiations over men and women praying together finish with the plan voted down → Read More

In the US, some fading Reform and Conservative synagogues go Orthodox to stay afloat

Chabad Hasidic outreach programs reverse decline and bring growth to congregations through a host of programming designed to foster a more traditional community → Read More

Can you laugh at that? Comedian Judy Gold on where to draw the line – then cross it

The comic, a proud gay Jewish mom, is moderating a June 16 panel on humor in today's world where working comedians will weigh in on how they navigate hatred and hypersensitivity → Read More

When women – and Jews – were forced out of sciences, this Nazi-era pioneer persisted

Gertrude Goldhaber fled the Holocaust to become a renowned US researcher and women's rights activist. Her son is gifting a treasure trove of documents to NYC's Leo Baeck Institute → Read More

A taste of bygone Americana, ‘The Automat’ dishes out nostalgia with a cherry on top

Director Lisa Hurwitz's documentary about a once-beloved restaurant chain is the comfort foodie film we're craving → Read More

Clinton in-law and former House rep talks about small kindness and raising a village

In her new memoir/parenting guide 'And How are the Children?,' Marjorie Margolies describes the diverse family she cobbled together while fighting for social equality → Read More

Raunchy TikTok Talmud tidbits spark slut-shaming and heated discourse

Miriam Anzovin's 'Daf Reactions' cause as many disputes as their source material; some find them sacrilegious, others refreshing, but their creator says they're simply heartfelt → Read More

Holocaust survivors help viewers experience the camps firsthand, via virtual reality

Opening Jan. 27 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Chicago, 'The Journey Back' puts participants in the narrators' shoes as they hear their tales of suffering and survival → Read More

An actor and a rabbi teamed up to make a Jewish podcast that’s not just for Jews

In the new weekly 'Chutzpod,' Sixth and I's Rabbi Shira Stutman and 'West Wing' star Joshua Malina make light work of life's heavy questions for Members of the Tribe - and friends → Read More

HBO doc ‘Adrienne’ is a husband’s loving tribute to murdered wife and rising star

When Adrienne Shelly was victim of a high-profile murder in 2006, Andy Ostroy and daughter Sophie were left to pick up the pieces; the new exploration of her life premiered Dec. 1 → Read More

Seeking exposure in religious media, Orthodox women photograph themselves

As an extreme 'modesty' trend goes mainstream and the female form is omitted or removed from photos and ads, rights group Chochmat Nashim launches a photo bank so women can be seen → Read More

Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman to TOI: America can handle the truth

As the retired lieutenant colonel releases 'Here, Right Matters: An American Story,' he discusses growing up as a Ukrainian Jewish immigrant and the values that led him to testify → Read More

Yearlong program helps US colleges find and fix overlooked campus antisemitism

Hillel's Campus Climate Initiative assesses Jewish life at participating schools; whether kosher food is available, Jewish holidays accommodated, and if bigotry is tolerated → Read More

Talking trash: Young Nigerian-Israeli activist sparks litter-picking movement

Sharona Shnayder grew up in Africa and the US before moving to her dad's native Israel. Along the way she started Tuesdays for Trash, a grassroots effort now seen in 23 countries → Read More

How Dada movement influencer Man Ray ran from the Nazis — and his Jewish roots

'Man Ray: The Artist and His Shadows' by Arthur Lubow looks to the company kept by the cryptic surrealist artist for clues on a life touched by antisemitism, war and turbulent love → Read More

NYC exhibit of Nazi-looted art tells a tale of Jewish loss and recovery

Opening Friday, the Jewish Museum's 'Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art' is a testament to survival, despite attempts to eradicate an identity and culture → Read More

Report finds US Jewish communities ill-equipped to aid domestic abuse victims

A study released by Jewish Women International says that shelter, acknowledgment, legal services and support for survivors of violence are inadequate across all denominations → Read More

People of the bike: Jewish motorcyclists who ride hogs and mow down stigmas

From the Chai Riders to the Shul Boys, members of 42 diverse Jewish clubs worldwide enjoy freedom of the road even while the men and women involved give back to their communities → Read More

US free-speech lawyer: Government legislation a threat to First Amendment rights

In his new book 'The Fight for Free Speech,' author, professor, and ABC News legal counsel Ian Rosenberg cites 10 contemporary cases that highlight how fragile that freedom is → Read More

With Israel-Gaza crisis, students ask US colleges to declare war on antisemitism

Violent incidents around America highlight need to teach pupils and faculty how to combat hatred on campus, while over half of young Americans don't know what 'antisemitism' means → Read More