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We Israelis Are Tired, but Hope Remains

By Leah Garber The Jewish lifecycle offers us tremendous highs and deep lows, with lots…

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Sukkot: Keeping Joy Within Our Grasp

By Morgan Weiss וּלְקַחְתֶּ֨ם לָכֶ֜ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הָרִאשׁ֗וֹן פְּרִ֨י עֵ֤ץ הָדָר֙ כַּפֹּ֣ת תְּמָרִ֔ים וַעֲנַ֥ף עֵץ־עָבֹ֖ת וְעַרְבֵי־נָ֑חַל וּשְׂמַחְתֶּ֗ם לִפְנֵ֛י יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִֽים׃ “On the first day you shall…

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How Scenario Planning Helps JCCs Lead the Way in Hard Times

By Sue Gelsey As I look proudly across the JCC field, I see JCCs (Jewish…

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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 7 Tishrei 5781

Ha’Azinu | הַאֲזִינוּ: Deuteronomy 32: 1-52 I have always had a fascination with books. My…

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Parashat Haazinu: The Song

By Franklin James “Listen, Heavens, I have something to tell you; Attention, Earth, I have…

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Early Childhood Educators at the Core of the Community

By Sarah Koffler Apples often symbolize educators and generally come to life in autumn, just…

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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 29 Elul 5780

Shanah Tovah | שנה טובא For six months we have been making our way through…

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The Dialectic Truth of Rosh Hashanah

By Dina Rudolph As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us struggle with varied emotions.…

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Amplifying a Commitment to Anti-Racism in the JCC Movement

By Cherisse Smith “When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply…

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שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם ~ Shabbat Shalom, 22 Elul 5780

Ani le-dodi ve-dodi li | אני לדודי ודודי לי I Am My Beloved’s and My…

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