Reform Judaism Blog

Joseph Cries a Lot - and That Should Matter to Us

Joseph Cries a Lot - and That Should Matter to Us Joseph Cries a Lot - and That Should Matter to Us Jan 03, 2019|Rabbi Erin Polansky Rabbi Erin Polansky was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2000 and serves Beth Israel Congregation in Kingston, Ontario.

A Jewish Perspective on Being a Working Mother

A Jewish Perspective on Being a Working Mother A Jewish Perspective on Being a Working Mother Dec 24, 2018|Rabbi Lindsey Danziger Rabbi Lindsey Danziger is the lead organizer of the Ohio Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

How I Feel as a Jew During Christmas

How I Feel as a Jew During Christmas Dec 13, 2018|Juliette Hirt How I Feel as a Jew During Christmas

A Familiar Conversation with a Family Twist

A Familiar Conversation with a Family Twist A Familiar Conversation with a Family Twist Dec 05, 2018|Robin Eisenberg, RJE Robin Eisenberg, RJE, is the director of Jewish learning and living emerita at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, FL. Active as a Reform Movement leader, she is a past president of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE), a longtime faculty member during leadership and staff week at URJ Camp Coleman, and the inaugural recipient of ARJE’s Rebecca Gratz Award for lifelong contributions to congregational education.

This New Documentary Tells the Story of an Israeli Trans Woman and Her Family

This New Documentary Tells the Story of an Israeli Trans Woman and Her Family This New Documentary Tells the Story of an Israeli Trans Woman and Her Family Dec 04, 2018|Chris Harrison Chris Harrison is the writer and editor for Audacious Hospitality at the Union for Reform Judaism and a fellow in the 2018 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, he holds a degree in creative writing and film studies. He grew up at Payne A.M.E. Chapel in Hamilton, OH, and converted to Judaism at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, MI, to reconnect to his ancestral roots. He is the co-author of an essay, “If Not Now When, If Not Together, then Never,” that appears in Holding Fast: Jews Respond to American Gun Violence. Chris has a passion for writing, Jewish studies, cinema, and staying active while at the gym and exploring New York City.

What Do the Torah and Children’s Books Have in Common?

What Do the Torah and Children’s Books Have in Common? What Do the Torah and Children’s Books Have in Common? Nov 28, 2018|Rabbi Samantha Natov Rabbi Samantha Natov is a mother of two and an associate rabbi at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, NY, where she oversees family experiences programming and the congregation’s social justice work. Photo credit: Carla Phillips

8 Great Books for Jewish Children of Color

8 Great Books for Jewish Children of Color 8 Great Books for Jewish Children of Color Nov 26, 2018|Chris Harrison Chris Harrison is the writer and editor for Audacious Hospitality at the Union for Reform Judaism and a fellow in the 2018 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. A graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, he holds a degree in creative writing and film studies. He grew up at Payne A.M.E. Chapel in Hamilton, OH, and converted to Judaism at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, MI, to reconnect to his ancestral roots. He is the co-author of an essay, “If Not Now When, If Not Together, then Never,” that appears in Holding Fast: Jews Respond to American Gun Violence. Chris has a passion for writing, Jewish studies, cinema, and staying active while at the gym and exploring New York City.

Long Before the ADA, Here’s How We Created an Accessible Bimah

Long Before the ADA, Here’s How We Created an Accessible Bimah Long Before the ADA, Here’s How We Created an Accessible Bimah Oct 30, 2018|Rabbi Kenneth Roseman Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman is rabbi emeritus of Temple Beth Shalom in Dallas, TX. He served as rabbi of Temple Beth El in Madison, WI, from 1976-1985. Rabbi Roseman holds a Ph.D. in American-Jewish history and is a prize-winning author of books for both teenage readers and adults.