Purim: No Distinction Between Haman and Mordecai?

Purim: No Distinction Between Haman and Mordecai?

Why does alcohol play such an outsized role in Purim? Digging deeper, what do our texts have to say about this and is there a more meaningful way to celebrate the holiday?

How to DIY Volunteer With JFS!

How to DIY Volunteer With JFS!

As we continue to safely social distance during COVID-19, we’ve compiled a list of creative volunteer ideas to make a difference in our community. Join us!

A Legacy of Loving Kindness: Introducing the Tina B. Novick Jewish Holidays Basket Endowment Fund

A Legacy of Loving Kindness: Introducing the Tina B. Novick Jewish Holidays Basket Endowment Fund

We are pleased to announce the Tina B. Novick Jewish Holidays Basket Endowment Fund, a permanent way to honor Tina Novick’s life and a lasting legacy that will multiply upon itself to serve the community for years to come.

Lessons from the Shofar: Unheard Voices

Lessons from the Shofar: Unheard Voices

When we hear the shofar this year, may we each hear the cries of those whose voices we’ve willfully or unknowingly ignored.

Together Against Hunger: A New Kind of Food Drive

Together Against Hunger: A New Kind of Food Drive

When I think about the coming months, I’m inspired to not simply “return to normal” but to build a “new normal” that proactively centers human dignity.

Embracing Discomfort.

Embracing Discomfort.

Some dismiss or even erase uncomfortable texts, but it is not the goal of Jewish education to help us feel comfortable.

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