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Parashat Vayigash: Change and Growth Are Always Possible

By Morgan Weiss וְעַתָּ֗ה יֵֽשֶׁב־נָ֤א עַבְדְּךָ֙ תַּ֣חַת הַנַּ֔עַר עֶ֖בֶד לַֽאדֹנִ֑י וְהַנַּ֖עַר יַ֥עַל עִם־אֶחָֽיו׃ כִּי־אֵיךְ֙ אֶֽעֱלֶ֣ה…

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What’s So Great About Israel in the Winter?

By Sara Sless George Winston’s “Winter,” one in a series of albums that follows the…

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Parashat Miketz: Teshuvah and the Power of Dreams

By Isabel Mares “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to…

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Giving Back Is the Loving Legacy of a JCC Maccabi® Athlete

By Jane E. Herman Matt Jacobs and Rich Cohen, z’l, had a decades-long friendship—and they…

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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 25 Kislev 5781

Illumination Last night, we began the celebration of Hanukkah. The story of the Festival of…

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Parashat Vayeshev: Why We Need Resilience in These Times

By Yael Warach This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23), introduces us to the…

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Eight Bright Lights From the JCC Field

By Jane E. Herman According to Jewish tradition, Beit Shammai (the House of Shammai) and…

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Parashat Vayishlach: Finding Peace and Blessings in Reconciliation

By Annette McCann This week’s Torah portion, Parashat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4-36:43), focuses on Jacob in…

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Zionism 3.0: Reimagining Diaspora-Israel Relations

By Zack Bodner Think about the Jews you know— both in the Diaspora and in…

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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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