Apologies to Marie Kondo

Feb 8, 2019 by

Recently the self-appointed organizing guru, Marie Kondo, stated on her Netflix show Tidying up with Marie Kondo, “ideally keep less...

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Learning and Connecting at CCA...

Feb 7, 2019 by

I stood as I’ve done thousands of times before with my eyes closed concentrating on the words, Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai...

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Planning for CCAR Convention 2...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Initial planning and brainstorming for a CCAR convention begins 18 months prior to a convention, when the convention committee...

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Words into Deeds: The New CCAR...

Mar 21, 2018 by

Rabbi Sally Priesand once said that, “The Central Conference of American Rabbis has been on record since 1922 as being in favor of...

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Listen to This: Israel is Stil...

Mar 21, 2018 by

My wife, Sarah, grew up going to Jewish day school. When I talk about the work I do, she has a very familiar reference point. She has...

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#ThisIsWhatARabbiLooksLike

Mar 21, 2018 by

What does a rabbi look like? Do you envision the rabbi of your childhood when you picture a rabbi? Is it an iteration of Tevye, the...

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Reflecting at CCAR Convention

Mar 21, 2018 by

Dear colleagues, Having spent the weekend with our 10th graders at the L’taken Social Justice Seminar in Washington, I was overcome...

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#BlogExodus 4 Nisan: The Ones ...

Mar 21, 2018 by

Yesterday morning, Rabbi Aaron Panken, President of Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), the school...

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