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We have been talking a lot about “happiness” in Jewish education lately. Let’s begin by owning that the term “happiness” is challenging. In our vernacular it has a shallow and trivial connotation.
In 2014, when I joined Temple Sholom in Chicago, IL, as the director of lifelong learning, the congregation was in the initial stage of participating in
“B’chol dor va’dor chayav adam lirot atzmu k’ilu hu yatza mi’mitzrayim,” from generation to generation, each person is required to imagine that they themselves went forth from Egy
Returning from Israel on the 2017 URJ Board Mission last week, I met a woman giving out mishloach manot, gift baskets of food, at Ben Gurion Airport.
This spring, as the flowers start to bloom and we put away our warm winter clothes, another transition is happening in many of our congregations: teens on youth group boards will pass the baton of
In August 2014, many of us around the country watched news reports pertaining to the brutal and vicious beheading of American James Foley by ISIS. We were stunned and deeply upset.
Every week, we open our Torah and read the words written thousands ago. Think of the upheaval, the wars, the change that those words have witnessed.
When I first startedmy job as the songleader and director of youth engagement for Isaac M.
Think back to your days in high school. Who were your friends? What did you do on the weekends? How were your grades?
Pulsing music. Cheering crowds. A roar of enthusiasm as fans rushed the stage.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
April showers bring May flowers; prepare with a WRJ umbrella—now on sale!