Jewish Values

Jewish Values

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Here are some useful answers to one of the questions congregational leaders ask most: “How can we find new leaders?”

Lisa Lieberman Barzilai, RJE
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The Union for Reform Judaism is honored to announce that BimBam’s library of more than 400 original videos will remain online and be integrated onto our educational website, ReformJudaism.org.

Cathy Rolland
Four somber teen girls holding handmade gun violence prevention signs

We are proud of the progress we have made, and we continue to lead the fight to end gun violence in every community – and, ultimately, to create a safer future for the generations that come after us.

Jess Becker and Zoe Terner
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For this International Women's Day, consider celebrating the achievements of Women of the Wall, in addition to honoring the women in your sisterhood and congregation.

Alyson Malinger
Tree-planting ceremony to remember the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

The 11 innocent victims who were killed in the Tree of Life tragedy must not be put aside. It is our responsibility to remember; it is our obligation never to forget.

David Feingold
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Every February, Jewish communities worldwide join to advocate for inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions to be active participants in Jewish life. 

Shelley Christensen
The author holding a Torah scroll on the bimah of Temple Emanu-El in Dothan, Alabama

The headline alone told me the story in The Washington Post would be about Temple Emanu-El, the congregation in Dothan, AL, where I had served as the rabbi for 10 years.

Rabbi Lynne Downey Goldsmith
Baby boomers involved in a synagogue band on the bimah

For congregation seeking to undertake or advance endeavors to engage baby boomers, here are four insights to keep in mind.  

Julie Lambert, RJE, and Stuart Himmelfarb
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 All of us are hurting as we try to make sense of the horrific and deadly attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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