Watching Adulthood Emerge on C...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Back in the day, thirteen-year-old Jewish boys and girls became adults. Their parents were invited to recite the blessing: Baruch...

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To New Beginnings and a New Ye...

Jan 2, 2018 by

New Year’s Eve has never been that big of a deal for me. However, it was maybe the least exciting “non-celebration,” that was...

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A Prayer of Gratitude from URJ...

Dec 14, 2017 by

Take a moment to be fully grateful for just one thing in your life. That little pause may be enough to change your outlook and your...

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After Charlottesville

Aug 15, 2017 by

On August 21, 1790, George Washington wrote to the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island: “…the Government of the...

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On anti-Semitism

Jul 18, 2017 by

Once, when I was about 22 years old and living in San Francisco, I was at an evening meeting of volunteers who were coming together...

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Neither Babylon nor Jerusalem:...

Jun 14, 2017 by

America and Israel loom large in the contemporary Jewish world. Conversations about global Judaism tend to focus on one or the other,...

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Wonder Woman is My Rabbi: A Fa...

Jun 5, 2017 by

Let me start out with an admission: I am an unabashed fangirl of DC comics’ pantheon of characters. Ever since I secretly watched...

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WUPJ Connections 2017 – Differ...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the World Union for Progressive Judaism’s Connections 2017 conference in...

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