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A Message of Support

A Message of Support urjadmin

While we recognize that the deep conflict between Israelis and Palestinians will not be resolved over the summer, we believe that come the fall, college campuses must once again be safe for all students - and this includes Jewish students living their Jewish commitments openly and proudly.

Re-CHARGING Reform Judaism

Re-CHARGING Reform Judaism

We need your voice in this conversation. All Reform Jewish professionals, lay leaders and alumni are invited and encouraged to participate. Together, we will Re-CHARGE Reform Judaism.

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Staying Connected with Our Loved Ones Even When we Disagree 

Staying Connected with Our Loved Ones Even When we Disagree  urjadmin

Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel on October 7th and Israel’s ongoing response has stirred emotions both within and outside the Jewish community. Over the next weeks, as family and friends gather for holiday celebrations, there may be differences of opinion. Here are a few tips from Jewish sources to help maintain loving relationships while disagreeing.

How the Israel-Hamas War Disproportionately Affects Israelis with Disabilities

How the Israel-Hamas War Disproportionately Affects Israelis with Disabilities sdolgov

The current Israel-Hamas war is impacting communities throughout Israel, Gaza, and the world. However, some populations are more affected than others, including those living with disabilities.

Connecting With My Child and My Jewish Identity in the Midst of Trauma

Connecting With My Child and My Jewish Identity in the Midst of Trauma jemerman

As I watched my son play, my mind would drift to mothers in Israel whose toddlers were no longer able to do so. My heart broke for the parents and young children who were caught in the crossfire of the war for no reason other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

How to Respond to Antisemitic or Anti-Israel Posts Online

How to Respond to Antisemitic or Anti-Israel Posts Online jemerman

We have seen a number of deeply troubling posts on social media that are antisemitic, anti-Israel, and/or contain misinformation or disinformation. Many people have reached out asking how to respond. While this is by no means a complete guide, we hope it will help you as you face this.

How to Talk to Your Children about Israel and Terrorism: A Toolbox

How to Talk to Your Children about Israel and Terrorism: A Toolbox jemerman

On October 7, 2023 / 23 Tishrei 5784, on Shabbat Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched an unprecedented attack on Israel from Gaza. Here are seven tips that may help you navigate discussing these acts of terrorism and violence with your children.

A Prayer for When Israel Needs Us

A Prayer for When Israel Needs Us

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Rabbi Paul Kipnes
Holy One of Blessing… When Israel is suffering Way over there, And our people are in turmoil And we are right here When the news is heart-wrenching And so little is clear

What We Gain From Interfaith Dialogue: Project Understanding

What We Gain From Interfaith Dialogue: Project Understanding jemerman

What happens when you take six Jewish teens and six Catholic teens to Israel? This was the very question that Roger Tilles and the late Fr. Tom Hartman hoped to answer in 1988 when they organized Project Understanding.

Israel at 75: Forging the Path Together

Israel at 75: Forging the Path Together jemerman

In November 2006, I set out with a pack on my back to walk the Land. I knew that before I enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces, I wanted a more intimate relationship with the country that I had made my home.