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Thanksgiving Goings-On in the JCC Movement

By Jane E. Herman American Thanksgiving traditionally is celebrated at home in the company of…

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Parashat Vayeitze: Where Disappointment and Gratitude Co-Exist

By Vanessa Stark Waye This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S., acknowledging and giving…

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Parashah Toldot: How Jacob and Esau Can Help Us Bring Out the Best in Ourselves and Others

By Sarah Koffler This Shabbat, we will read from Parashah Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28.9), which includes…

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Remembering Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

By Samantha Cohen Saturday, November 7, 2020 is a day I’ll never forget. With my…

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Parashat Chayei Sarah: Permission to Live Fully

By Isabel Mares “Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it,…

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What Do You Know About Jews Who Have Served Our Country?

By Joshua J. Chinsky Conceptually, most people know that Jews serve in the American armed…

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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 19 Cheshvan 5781

The Wisdom of Hillel the Elder Perhaps the most well-known story we have about Hillel…

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Parashat Vayera: What Can We Learn From Abraham About Tough Conversations?

By Sue Gelsey Every family has its own customs for holiday gatherings and family dinners.…

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Rabin's Spirit of Hope and Unity Lives On

By Leah Garber Today marks the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister…

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Parashat Lech L’cha: Even in a Pandemic, Go Have an Adventure

By Mark S. Young Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a…

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