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America the Beautiful: Shabbat Shalom 23 Cheshvan 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

America the Beautiful This past weekend, I shared in a series of experiences that I…

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Power in Partnership: Shabbat Shalom 9 Cheshvan 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Power in Partnership The San Francisco Bay area is home to six Jewish Community Centers…

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Jewish Renewal: Shabbat Shalom 25 Tishrei 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Jewish Renewal This past Monday, I was privileged to represent the JCCs of North America…

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Is This the Dream?: Shabbat Shalom 18 Tishrei 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Is This the Dream? Boulder County in Colorado has a population of roughly 320,000, with…

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Reflection and Renewal: Shabbat Shalom 4 Tishrei 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Reflection and Renewal There’s something about the passing of the years. Attending services on Rosh…

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What a Year It’s Been!

By Sara Sless One of the things I’ve always loved about Israel (after I made…

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The Torah of Re-Opening: The Conflict Between Joy and Sadness

Mark S. Young Throughout this pandemic, I have been fascinated that the most resistance to…

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The Torah of Re-Opening: Reuniting Amidst Myriad Emotions and Needs

By Mark S. Young As vaccines lift restrictions and allow us to reunite with loved…

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Dear Ankie and Ilana: Shabbat Shalom 14 Av 5781 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

“Self-trust is the essence of heroism. It is the state of the soul at war,…

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Parashat Va-et’chanan: How We Can Help Others Journey to the Promised Land

By Sarah Koffler This week we read Parashat Va-et’chanan (Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11), which opens with Moses…

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