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Parashat Shemot: Who’s Acting in the Image of Whom?

By Jane E. Herman Several times in this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Shemot (Exodus 1:1-6:1),…

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Bringing Out the Best in Our Professionals Through Jewish Mindfulness and Middot

By Mark S. Young, Rabbi Marc Margolius, Michal Fox Smart, and Rabbi Tracy Kaplowitz, Ph.D.…

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Vayechi: Moving Forward With Purpose and Pride

By Bob Kimsal When, in the past, I have been asked to prepare a d’var…

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What an Extraordinary Year for the JCC Movement!

By Jane E. Herman Although few people will be sorry to see 2020 go, the…

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Silver Linings Amidst the Challenges

By Leah Garber The bright lights of Hanukkah have faded, leaving us in 2020’s darkest…

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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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