Block letters -- A-B-C -- in an outstretched palm

When I was a child, I would swim the long length of the pool without taking a breath. I remember gasping for air when my hand finally touched the wall.

Barri Waltcher
paper cutout of people held by two hands in front of bright sunlight

I attended religious school from an early age and have beautiful, loving memories of practicing Hebrew with my father, who was raised in an Orthodox family.

Jill Goodman
Cantorial Soloist Tara Abrams and Rabbi Benjie Gruber on the pulpit

Cantorial Soloist Tara Abrams: Our synagogue, Temple Har Zion (THZ), is a medium-sized congregation in the greater Toronto area in Ontario,

Rabbi Benjie Gruber and Tara Abrams
Large group of smiling URJ staffers and lay leaders in matching URJ tee shirts posing together at URJ spring training

The most valuable asset each of us has is time. God-willing, each day we’re given 24 hours. What do we do with it? Sometimes we invest it in exchange for money.

Bruce Josephy
Two smiling middleaged women wearing kippot

Sisterhoods and women’s groups play an important role in our congregations.

Rozan Anderson
Two silhouetted men pushing giant puzzle pieces toward one another

Imagine the sight of dozens of face-painted children and the smell of barbeque.

Cathy Rolland
Bright light bulbs hanging from a ceiling against a green background with one brighter lightbulb focused in the foreground

Today in so many contexts, the motto appears to be “innovate or die.” It would be almost impossible to count the number of articles and speeches that have advocated for this approach to business.

Rabbi Danny Burkeman and Jeremiah Bosgang
Alarm clock on dresser; woman awake in bed in the middle of the night

If you devote your volunteer time or your professional career to a synagogue, what keeps you up at night?

Michael H. Goldberg
Author Rabbi Billy Dreskin and his mentee Rabbi Jason Fenster smiling with their arms around one another in celebration of Rabbi Fensters ordination

Woodlands Community Temple has been part of the HUC-JIR rabbinic fieldwork program since 1976.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin