Jewish Holidays

Carrying the Spirit of Sukkot Into the Rest of the Year

Carrying the Spirit of Sukkot Into the Rest of the Year Carrying the Spirit of Sukkot Into the Rest of the Year Oct 16, 2018|Chelsea Feuchs Chelsea Feuchs is a first year rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. She previously served as the communications and social media associate for ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America.  

Rosh HaShanah in Lisbon: A Tale of Family and Connections

Rosh HaShanah in Lisbon: A Tale of Family and Connections Rosh HaShanah in Lisbon: A Tale of Family and Connections Oct 10, 2018| Phyllis Dorey Phyllis Dorey, a vice chair of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ), hails from Melbourne, Australia, where she recently was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service and leadership to the Jewish community.

How You Can Participate in National Refugee Shabbat - and Why You Should

How You Can Participate in National Refugee Shabbat - and Why You Should How You Can Participate in National Refugee Shabbat - and Why You Should Oct 10, 2018|Talia Kaplan Talia Kaplan is excited to bring her passion for strengthening communities, creating meaningful pathways for Jewish engagement, and mobilizing Jews around social justice work to the RAC. Talia graduated with high honors in Government from Wesleyan University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, completed certificates in Jewish & Israel Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, and wrote a thesis on experiential Israel education and attitude formation. Outside of the classroom, Talia co-created a new leadership structure for the Wesleyan Jewish community; developed a campus interfaith network; taught Hebrew school; and interned with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Juvenile Law Center, and Leo Baeck Education Center. Talia’s legislative portfolio includes immigration, refugees, human trafficking, civil liberties, and campaign finance reform. She will be working alongside RAC-TX on their legislative priorities.

When It Comes to Israel, We Cannot Avoid Our Discomfort

When It Comes to Israel, We Cannot Avoid Our Discomfort When It Comes to Israel, We Cannot Avoid Our Discomfort Oct 09, 2018|Abe Silberstein Abe Silberstein is the development and membership assistant at ARZA: The Association of Reform Zionists of America. His work has previously been published in The New York Times, Ha’aretz, The Forward, and The Jerusalem Post. He is currently studying public policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Why Was Fred Rogers at High Holiday Services This Year?

Why Was Fred Rogers at High Holiday Services This Year? Why Was Fred Rogers at High Holiday Services This Year? Oct 04, 2018|Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin, Ph.D. Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin, Ph.D. is the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Israel in Altoona, PA. She earned her ordination and her Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

How Trope Strengthens Our Connections to Torah

How Trope Strengthens Our Connections to Torah How Trope Strengthens Our Connections to Torah Oct 01, 2018|Cantor David Reinwald Cantor David Reinwald is the cantor of Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County in Santa Ana, CA. To explore more Torah from the perspective of the trope, listen to his podcast, Tropeful: a podcast in chant.

Memorial: A Poem for Yizkor

Memorial: A Poem for Yizkor Memorial: A Poem for Yizkor Sep 30, 2018|Stacey Zisook Robinson Stacey Zisook Robinson is a member of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue in Evanston, IL, and Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL. She blogs at Stumbling Towards Meaning.

It’s a New Year, So Ask Lots of Questions

It’s a New Year, So Ask Lots of Questions It’s a New Year, So Ask Lots of Questions Sep 27, 2018|Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs is a former president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT. He currently serves Bat Yam Temple of the Islands in Sanibel, FL. A prolific author, he has written several books, including Why Triple Chai?, What’s in It for Me? Finding Ourselves is Biblical Narratives ToraHighlights, and Why the Kof? His latest book is entitled Who Created God?:and Other Essays.

Celebrating Layers of Meaning on Simchat Torah

Celebrating Layers of Meaning on Simchat Torah Celebrating Layers of Meaning on Simchat Torah Sep 26, 2018|Rabbi Linda Joseph Rabbi Linda Joseph leads Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills MD. She has always loved drawing Hebrew letters, often including them in her art pieces, and reading Jewish texts, which she routinely pronounces in her Australian accent. She is excited to have quoted Ben Bag Bag in this essay as her Zuchon dog is named after this rabbinic sage.

How the Jewish Holidays Help Us Create a Better World

How the Jewish Holidays Help Us Create a Better World How the Jewish Holidays Help Us Create a Better World Sep 25, 2018|Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs is a former president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and rabbi emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, CT. He currently serves Bat Yam Temple of the Islands in Sanibel, FL. A prolific author, he has written several books, including Why Triple Chai?, What’s in It for Me? Finding Ourselves is Biblical Narratives ToraHighlights, and Why the Kof? His latest book is entitled Who Created God?:and Other Essays.