A New Year’s Message Fro...

Jan 8, 2020 by

Rabbi Hara Person, Chief Executive of the CCAR, reflects on her first six months as Chief Executive, her vision for the organization...

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We Are Witnesses – Paras...

Jan 7, 2020 by

The following is a d’var Torah on the Parashat Va-y’chi given by Meir Bargeron at the 74th annual convention of the Pacific...

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Unexpectedly Stumbling Upon a ...

Jul 29, 2019 by

Sometimes, life’s unexpected surprises are to be found at arm’s length or, quite literally, around the corner! But I digress… Earlier...

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Finding Our Authenticity as Ra...

Jun 3, 2019 by

Rabbi Hara Person, incoming Chief Executive of CCAR, delivered this sermon during the Ordination at HUC-JIR in Cincinnati this past...

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Spiritual Lessons from the Exe...

Mar 13, 2019 by

We’re not big romantics in our house, and in a good year, Valentine’s Day may consist of a card featuring golden retriever puppies...

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Anticipating Retirement

Feb 14, 2019 by

In five months I will retire from my position and close a 40-year sojourn in the vineyard of the congregational rabbinate – the last...

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Making Strides for Religious U...

Apr 5, 2018 by

Pastor Todd Buurstra, Dr. Ali Chaudry, and I have been making strides together for some time now. Moved by the travel ban that...

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Speak to the children of Israe...

Feb 12, 2018 by

Jewish history is peppered by tragic events. These are just a few: 1182 – the expulsion of the Jews of France 1290 – the expulsion of...

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