Must We Care for the Refugees?

By Rabbi Michael Berk Several months ago a student asked me about the Jewish attitude towards refugees. With the Executive Order last Friday, that question is now an urgent one. We can look to a brief passage in our Scriptures to find an answer. The central story of the Israelites

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Women of the Wall Solidarity Gathering

DECEMBER 1, 2016 // 1 KISLEV 5777 Last month, Women of the Wall marched toward the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, on Rosh Hodesh Heshvan, accompanied by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Steven Wernick, President of the North American Conservative Movement, and hundreds

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STOLPERSTEIN PROJECT – STUMBLING STONES

By Yvonne Lazar October 26, 2016 As the final step in a two year long search to discover my father’s family, I paid a visit to Cologne, Germany in May, 2016. I “stumbled” across a number of brass stones embedded in the streets of Cologne and learned that they are

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Caring Community at Selichot

Participants at Selichot this year made “healing pouches” for our Caring Community volunteers to take to those in need of nurturing and blessing. The healing pouches consists of organic lotion, a soothing roller infused with essential oils, and an aromatic spritz. More than 100 pouches were made by our caring

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