Reform Judaism Blog

How I Plan to Talk to My Daughter about God

How I Plan to Talk to My Daughter about God How I Plan to Talk to My Daughter about God Oct 16, 2018|Robert Schurz Robert Schurz is the assistant director for donor communications at Pace University in New York City. He grew up in Huntington, N.Y., and graduated from The State University of New York at Binghamton in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

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.

Rosh HaShanah: A Day to Make the Invisible Visible

Rosh HaShanah: A Day to Make the Invisible Visible Rosh HaShanah: A Day to Make the Invisible Visible Sep 05, 2018|Rabbi Sharon G. Forman Rabbi Sharon G. Forman was raised in Norfolk, VA, and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1994. She works in the field of Jewish education, and has served as a b’nai mitzvah teacher at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY for the last 12 years. She is the author of Honest Answers to Your Child’s Jewish Questions and The Baseball Haggadah: A Festival of Freedom and Springtime in 15 Innings, which makes the seder accessible for lovers of these two springtime rituals. Her essays on motherhood have appeared in Literary Mama, Mamalode, Mothers Always Write, The Bitter Southerner, Kveller, Parent.co, and ReformJudaism.org. She resides in Westchester County, NY, with her husband and three children.

Why Do Parents Cry When Their Children Leave for College?

Why Do Parents Cry When Their Children Leave for College? Why Do Parents Cry When Their Children Leave for College? Aug 29, 2018|Rabbi Neal Gold Rabbi Neal Gold is a teacher, author, and writer based in Massachusetts. He is the Jewish chaplain and Hillel director at Babson College. Email Rabbi Gold or visit his website  

How My Family's Judaism Changed, from Russia to the U.S.

How My Family's Judaism Changed, from Russia to the U.S. How My Family's Judaism Changed, from Russia to the U.S. Aug 27, 2018|Masha Levy Masha Levy immigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union at the age of 16. She is a licensed psychotherapist and lives in Montgomery County, MD, with her husband, daughters, parrots, dog, and cat. The Levy family are members of the congregation at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD.

11 Ways to Connect With Jewish Life On Campus

11 Ways to Connect With Jewish Life On Campus 11 Ways to Connect With Jewish Life On Campus Aug 23, 2018|Evan Traylor Evan Traylor, originally from Oklahoma City, OK, currently serves as the associate director for college engagement at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Previously, he spent two years as the inaugural URJ Presidential Fellow for Millennial Engagement, creating new initiatives in college and young adult engagement. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he studied political science, Jewish studies, and leadership studies. Evan is an alum of the URJ Greene Family Camp, NFTY in Israel, the URJ Kutz Camp, and he served as the 2012-2013 North American President of NFTY. Previously, he was an engagement intern for KU Hillel, a trustee on the URJ Board, a student member of the Hillel International Board of Directors, and a co-founder of the Hillel International Student Cabinet.

Will Borscht Ever Remind My Kids of Me?

Will Borscht Ever Remind My Kids of Me? Will Borscht Ever Remind My Kids of Me? Aug 20, 2018|Rabbi Sharon G. Forman Rabbi Sharon G. Forman was raised in Norfolk, VA, and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1994. She works in the field of Jewish education, and has served as a b’nai mitzvah teacher at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, NY for the last 12 years. She is the author of Honest Answers to Your Child’s Jewish Questions and The Baseball Haggadah: A Festival of Freedom and Springtime in 15 Innings, which makes the seder accessible for lovers of these two springtime rituals. Her essays on motherhood have appeared in Literary Mama, Mamalode, Mothers Always Write, The Bitter Southerner, Kveller, Parent.co, and ReformJudaism.org. She resides in Westchester County, NY, with her husband and three children.

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