Celebrating the Class of 1965:...

Feb 13, 2015 by

At the upcoming CCAR Convention, we will honor the class of 1965, those who have been CCAR members and served our movement for 50...

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Celebrating the Class of 1965,...

Feb 12, 2015 by

My relatives and my childhood friends in my native Israel keep wondering to this day how in the world I ever became a Reform Rabbi....

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Azkarah for Rabbis Schulweis a...

Jan 21, 2015 by

Chanukah, the joyful festival of lights, was dimmed in Los Angeles last month by the loss, at the beginning and the end of the...

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Letter from Paris

Jan 15, 2015 by

Dear Friends, Please forgive me for this rather impersonal group letter, rather than a personal note to each one of you. Do know that...

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Renewing Our Spiritual Infrast...

Jan 6, 2015 by

In May 1999, about 15 ½ years ago, the Conference passed its Statement of Principles for Reform Judaism, the Pittsburgh Principles,...

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Grateful for the Unexpected: M...

Dec 26, 2014 by

Our family vacation didn’t entirely go as planned. A week-long Galapagos cruise turned into a four-day voyage when an airplane...

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The Red Tent: Oddly Compelling...

Dec 11, 2014 by

I was slightly too young to swoon over the iconic mini-series “The Thorn Birds” in the early 1980’s (though my babysitters weren’t). ...

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