📬 The Supreme Court will hear a case today that could clarify how far employers must go to accommodate workers’ religious beliefs. It started with a Christian U.S. postal worker who refused to make deliveries on Sundays. (AP)
🛫 A group that sends Christian teenagers on Birthright-style trips to Israel is expanding, thanks to a $12 million grant from the Marcus Foundation, the charitable organization of Bernie Marcus, the Jewish philanthropist and co-founder of The Home Depot. (eJewishPhilanthropy)
🎭 Jake Gyllenhaal said his dream job would be to play Tevye on Broadway. “I’d love to do that,” the actor said Monday night at the premiere of his new movie. Also at the event was Jamie Lee Curtis, Gyllenhaal’s godmother, who recalled that Gyllenhaal was on track to star in Fiddler during his senior year of high school, but dropped out of the musical to be the lead in the 1999 film October Sky. (Variety)
🇵🇸 Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of Mumford and Sons, will perform in a pre-recorded music video for a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial service next week. Mumford has previously participated in events promoting coexistence in Israel, with his longtime friend, Tamer Nafar, a Palestinian rapper. (JTA)
🕺 A new dance club in Williamsburg is bringing Tel Aviv party culture to Brooklyn. The owner says the club’s ethos stems from a rite of passage. “What’s really striking about going to a bar mitzvah is that everyone dances,” he said. “It’s the entire family, from the old folks to everyone. It’s just this joyous occasion. American white bread culture doesn’t have a lot of these elements.” (NY Jewish Week)
👩❤️👨 Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking reality series was such a success that the company decided to make a spinoff: Jewish Matchmaking. It features an American-Israeli woman who sets up strangers on dates and debuts May 3. (JTA)
What else we’re reading, Yom Hashoah edition ➤ Holocaust survivors, descendants join forces on social media … He predicted the Holocaust, promoted liberal values and paid for it with his life … Not just Anne Frank: What a treasure trove of Dutch diaries reveals about the Holocaust.