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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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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Rabbis on the Frontier

Aug 16, 2016 by

How much does being Jewish mean to you? Did you ever have one of those moments when studying about the Jewish martyrs during the...

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I Didn’t Build It

Oct 1, 2015 by

Showing visitors or newcomers around the synagogue, I hear the compliment, “What a beautiful temple!” I respond: “Yes, and I can brag...

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Setting Free Sparks of Holines...

Sep 29, 2015 by

From a recent session with a colleague – shared with her permission: “I’m so busy planning and preparing to make sure they are able...

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Inspired by Hannah: A Conversa...

Sep 10, 2015 by

I was ordained eight years ago in a beautiful and sacred ceremony.  Standing on the bimah before our beloved Rosh Yeshivah, bordered...

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Transition: Two Years, Two Sid...

Jul 6, 2015 by

I write on July 1, 2015, mindful that many colleagues begin new positions today, two years to the day after I commenced my tenure at...

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