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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. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, and 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 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. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH, and 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 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.

4 Ways to Talk to Teens after the Pittsburgh Shooting

4 Ways to Talk to Teens after the Pittsburgh Shooting Oct 28, 2018|Michelle Shapiro Abraham with Dr. Betsy Stone 4 Ways to Talk to Teens after the Pittsburgh Shooting

Jewish Resources for Coping after the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Jewish Resources for Coping after the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Oct 27, 2018|the staff of ReformJudaism.org Jewish Resources for Coping after the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting