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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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Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech: Choosing to Be the Good in Life

By Jane E. Herman “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day:…

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JResponse® Joins Efforts to Serve the Riverdale Y Community

By Annette McCann and Mark S. Young On Monday, August 24, five members of the…

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The Making of a Jewish Chaplain in the U.S. Navy

By Alex Hamilton I grew up in Oklahoma City as the son of an insurance…

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May We Find Relief and Respite, Cure and Blessings in the New Year

By Leah Garber Autumn’s wandering birds carry foreign scents and a touch of mystery. What…

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Reopening Our Jewish Community Centers: A Case Study in the New Normal

by Jane E. Herman When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down our towns and cities—and our…

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How the Power of Ritual Made Us Strong

by Annie Keith As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, it became increasingly clear that…

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Parashat Va-etchanan (Deut. 3:23-7:11)

“Let me, I pray, cross over and see the good land on the other side…

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In the Face of Inequality and Injustice: What Are JCCs Doing?

by Jane E. Herman Following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis at the end of May,…

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Our Commitment to Our Community Never Wavers

By Martin G. Englisher Throughout my four-decade career at the YM & YWHA of Washington…

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