Jewish Holidays

How to Increase the Divine Presence in the World

How to Increase the Divine Presence in the World How to Increase the Divine Presence in the World Jun 11, 2018|Rabbi Loren Sykes Rabbi Loren Sykes lives in Jerusalem, Israel, where he is the principal of URJ Heller High.

Why Do We Read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot?

Why Do We Read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot? May 17, 2018|Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, z”l Why Do We Read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot?

Wrestling with Torah and More on the Way to Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Wrestling with Torah and More on the Way to Adult B'nai Mitzvah Wrestling with Torah and More on the Way to Adult B'nai Mitzvah May 17, 2018|Rabbi Lisa S. Greene Rabbi Lisa S. Greene is a member of the clergy team at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, IL.

On Shavuot: "Re-Covenanting" as a Unified People

On Shavuot: "Re-Covenanting" as a Unified People On Shavuot: "Re-Covenanting" as a Unified People May 16, 2018|Rabbi David Jaffe Rabbi David Jaffe is the author of the award-winner book Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change, winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life. He is the founder and principal of Kirva Consulting and teaches Mussar and Jewish spirituality to rabbis, educators, activists, organizational leaders, and spiritual seekers of all backgrounds throughout North America. He blogs at rabbidavidjaffe.com

A Week of Trauma and Triumph

A Week of Trauma and Triumph May 15, 2018|Rabbi Josh Weinberg A Week of Trauma and Triumph

Shavuot Backyard Fun: Making Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Shavuot Backyard Fun: Making Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream May 15, 2018|Hannah Riederer Shavuot Backyard Fun: Making Blueberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Is There a Blessing for a Blintz?

Is There a Blessing for a Blintz? Is There a Blessing for a Blintz? May 15, 2018|Cantor Evan Kent Cantor Evan Kent is an oleh chadash (new immigrant) living in Jerusalem, where he is on the faculty of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. For 25 years, he served Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, CA.

Jerusalem: A City United, A City Divided

Jerusalem: A City United, A City Divided May 11, 2018|Rabbi Josh Weinberg Jerusalem: A City United, A City Divided

Shavuot: Counting Up to the Celebration

Shavuot: Counting Up to the Celebration Shavuot: Counting Up to the Celebration May 03, 2018|Stacey Delcau, RJE Stacey Delcau, RJE, is the director of education at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, WA. She is a graduate of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, CA. Having grown up and worked in the Denver, CO, community for many years, she is a frequent contributor to the Mazeltogether blog, which is based in Colorado.

How I Learned About Lag BaOmer in Israel

How I Learned About Lag BaOmer in Israel How I Learned About Lag BaOmer in Israel May 01, 2018|Marla Gamoran Marla Gamoran is the founder and executive director of Skilled Volunteers for Israel. She divides her time between Jerusalem, where she is a member of Congregation Kol HaNeshama and New York City, where she is a member of Temple Shaaray Tefila. She also serves on the board of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA).