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How Jewish Summer Camp Prepared Me for Adulthood

How Jewish Summer Camp Prepared Me for Adulthood Aug 09, 2018|Shayna Warner How Jewish Summer Camp Prepared Me for Adulthood

The Value of Listening to Our Grandparents’ Stories

The Value of Listening to Our Grandparents’ Stories Aug 01, 2018|Abby Kamen The Value of Listening to Our Grandparents’ Stories

How Becoming a Parent Spurred My Own Jewish Awakening

How Becoming a Parent Spurred My Own Jewish Awakening Jul 30, 2018|Robert Schurz How Becoming a Parent Spurred My Own Jewish Awakening

6 Things I’ve Learned as the Mom of a Transgender Teen

6 Things I’ve Learned as the Mom of a Transgender Teen Jun 27, 2018| Alisa Gold 6 Things I’ve Learned as the Mom of a Transgender Teen

What a Feminist Looks Like: A Dad’s Reflections on His First Father’s Day

What a Feminist Looks Like: A Dad’s Reflections on His First Father’s Day What a Feminist Looks Like: A Dad’s Reflections on His First Father’s Day Jun 14, 2018|Isaac Nuell Isaac Nuell, the Union for Reform Judaism’s assistant director of North American events, lives in Raleigh, NC. He is a proud product of NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement and a former staff member at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Four Men Who Made a Difference in My Life

Four Men Who Made a Difference in My Life Four Men Who Made a Difference in My Life Jun 13, 2018|Jerry Kaye Jerry Kaye is the immediate past director of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, WI, which he headed for 48 years.

Raising Resilient Teenagers: Resources That Can Help

Raising Resilient Teenagers: Resources That Can Help Raising Resilient Teenagers: Resources That Can Help May 23, 2018|Rabbi P.J. Schwartz Rabbi P.J. Schwartz is the rabbi educator at Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, CA. He is married to his college sweetheart, Michelle, a special education teacher.

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

13 Heart-Warming Jewish Stories about Moms for this Mother’s Day

13 Heart-Warming Jewish Stories about Moms for this Mother’s Day 13 Heart-Warming Jewish Stories about Moms for this Mother’s Day May 11, 2018|Kate Kaput Kate (Bigam) Kaput is the digital communications manager for the Union for Reform Judaism, serving as a content manager and editor for ReformJudaism.org. She is a proud alumna of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s Eisendrath Legislative Assistant fellowship and also served as the RAC's press secretary. A native Ohioan, Kate grew up at Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, OH, and holds a degree in magazine journalism from Kent State University. She lives in Cleveland with her husband, Mike. 

A Mother’s Day Wish: An Interview with My 96-Year-Old Mother

A Mother’s Day Wish: An Interview with My 96-Year-Old Mother A Mother’s Day Wish: An Interview with My 96-Year-Old Mother May 10, 2018|Aron Hirt-Manheimer Aron Hirt-Manheimer is the Union for Reform Judaism's editor-at-large.Photo credit: Rose Eichenbaum