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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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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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