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In Praise of Small Talk

Aaron Midler
June 15, 2021

How can I honor this moment, this inflection point, when communal life in the United States is returning to a semblance of pre-pandemic routine?

Resurfacing the Conversation About Reparations

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Yolanda Savage-Narva
June 15, 2021
It is well understood that there is no amount of money that can be paid to right the wrongs of the many atrocities and genocides that have warranted the payment of reparations. But to truly begin to heal the wounds caused by over 400 years of inequities and dehumanization, acknowledgment, a truth and reconciliation process, apology, and reparations would be places to start. Watch the recent webinar series "Understanding Reparations" to learn more.

Pew & The Spiritual Significance of Numbers

Yolanda Savage-Narva
June 14, 2021
I want to talk briefly about a significant number from the Pew report, but first I want to invite you to go on a short journey with me as I create the framing around numbers and their significance by simply asking a question: What exactly is a number?  

Reimagining High Holiday Engagement

Rabbi Esther L. Lederman
Rabbi Leora Kaye
June 11, 2021
We were thrilled to read the recent article by Lisa Colton, Tobin Marcus, and Felicia Herman, highlighting recent research into ways participation and engagement in the High Holidays of 2020 might provide insight into engagement in general. We have been given a gift in the form of research and data, helping us to understand individual motivations, impact, and meaning.    

Israel’s New Government

Anat Hoffman
June 8, 2021
After four rounds of elections and over three years of uncertainty, we are close to the establishment of an Israeli government. The potential unity government is made up of many disparate parties from across the ideological spectrum.