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November 2020

Dr. Hillel Newman

Over the past couple of months Israel has seen an array of diplomatic breakthroughs culminating in a sea change within the politics of the...

Join a Virtual Tour of Israel

All year long I look forward to running Birthright.     The chance to take dozens of young Jews, with varying connections to their Jewish...

Dual Ordination, Diverse Mission

Knowing at 17 or 18 that he wanted to “create spaces for other people to awaken to G-d,” Rabbi K’vod Wieder of Temple Beth...

Ruthie Getting Married

It wasn’t easy getting Ruthie married—and not just because her Daddy didn’t think that anyone was good enough for her. We were on pins...

Adapting to Change

As a Conservative congregation, we had the challenge of taking last year’s five-hour Rosh Hashanah service and full-day Yom Kippur, and presenting the traditional...

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JLife Extra- New Year, New Promise

Everyone can agree that 2020 was a year like no other. While most activities in the Jewish community are still being conducted on a...

A Fresh New Year

We woke up this morning to a fresh, new day; a fresh, new month; a fresh, new year.  “Modeh ani lefanechah….” Thank you G-d for...

The Ultimate Holiday Dish

If you ask most Jews to name their favorite Jewish foods, brisket would be high on the list, along with bagels, knishes and kugel,...

Pandemic Perspectives

What criteria should be used to determine which population groups in the United States should be first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines once they...