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It's OK to Mourn the Seder That Will Not Be

It's OK to Mourn the Seder That Will Not Be It's OK to Mourn the Seder That Will Not Be Mar 30, 2020|Margie Bogdanow Margie Bogdanow, LICSW, is an educator, consultant and coach in greater Boston. She works with individuals and organizations, making a difference in the lives of children and teens. She is a past president of Temple Isaiah in Lexington, MA, and currently serves as senior consultant, teen education and engagement, at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston.

The Language of Music, the Power of Camp, and the Torah of Parenting

The Language of Music, the Power of Camp, and the Torah of Parenting The Language of Music, the Power of Camp, and the Torah of Parenting Mar 25, 2020|Aron Hirt-Manheimer Aron Hirt-Manheimer is the Union for Reform Judaism’s editor-at-large. He is former editor of Reform Judaism magazine (1976-2014) and founding editor of Davka magazine (1970-1976), a West Coast Jewish quarterly. He holds an M.A. and honorary doctorate in Jewish education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. His books include Jagendorf’s Foundry: A Memoir of the Romanian Holocaust (HarperCollins, 1991) and Jews: The Essence and Character of a People (HarperCollins, 1998) with Arthur Hertzberg. Photo credit: Rose Eichenbaum

“Homeshuling” Under Quarantine: Fun Jewish Videos for Virtual Learning

“Homeshuling” Under Quarantine: Fun Jewish Videos for Virtual Learning “Homeshuling” Under Quarantine: Fun Jewish Videos for Virtual Learning Mar 17, 2020|Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal and Stephanie Fink

9 Jewish Activities to Try When You’re Cooped Up at Home with Kids

9 Jewish Activities to Try When You’re Cooped Up at Home with Kids 9 Jewish Activities to Try When You’re Cooped Up at Home with Kids Mar 16, 2020|Kate Kaput Kate Kaput is the assistant director, messaging and branding, on the Union for Reform Judaism's marketing and communications team. In this role, she serves as a content manager and editor for ReformJudaism.org. A native of Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, OH, and an alumna of the Religious Action Center's Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Fellowship, Kate holds a degree in magazine journalism and lives in Cleveland, OH, with her husband.

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me about My Role as a Cantor

What Pregnancy Has Taught Me about My Role as a Cantor What Pregnancy Has Taught Me about My Role as a Cantor Jan 07, 2020|Cantor Sheila Nesis Cantor Sheila Nesis is the cantor at Temple Sinai in Denver, CO. She grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to New York City in 2007 to join the clergy at Temple Israel in Manhattan. Prior to that, and in partnership with the World Union for Progressive Judaism, she toured the United States performing a repertoire of liturgical Jewish music, tangos and boleros, Ladino songs, and jazz. She also served as cantor and educator for Congregation Kehillah in Scottsdale, AZ, as well as other Reform and Conservative institutions in the Phoenix area.

How I Teach My Kids That Being Jewish is Awesome and Awe-Filled

How I Teach My Kids That Being Jewish is Awesome and Awe-Filled How I Teach My Kids That Being Jewish is Awesome and Awe-Filled Dec 18, 2019|Dr. Emily Teck Dr. Emily Teck is a Jewish educator, musician and consultant dedicated to supporting professionals and communities as they seek to improve and increase the ways they invite young children and their families to engage in joyful Judaism. She lives in South Florida with her husband Jason and their three awesome kiddos. Visit her website to learn more.

How to Help Young Children Embrace the Spirit of Hanukkah

How to Help Young Children Embrace the Spirit of Hanukkah How to Help Young Children Embrace the Spirit of Hanukkah Dec 16, 2019|Stephanie Fink Stephanie Fink is the associate director of Engaging Families with Young Children, part of the URJ’s Strengthening Congregations initiative.