Kate Kaput

Kate Kaput

Inside Leadership
Chicken kebab hovering over a dish of peanut sauce

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, is reported to have once said, "There will not be peace until access to the kebab is universal." Amen! Today, on what is apparently Kebab Day, we celebrate those little sticks of deliciousness. Here are a few of our favorite kebab recipes.  

Moroccan Chicken Kebabs: Jewish cooking expert Tina Wasserman explains, "Whether served as part of an assortment of mezes (small plates) or laid on a bed of couscous as part of a Moroccan meal, kebabs can be found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This method of cooking and the... Read More

Rabbi Rick Jacobs seated at a Women Wage Peace rally event taking selfies with other attendees

"It is imperative that we draw strength from the diversity of the Jewish people and the many ways we love and uphold the State of Israel. At a time when many among our people seek to demonize fellow Jews, may our collective study of Torah empower and embolden us to turn curses into blessings as we embrace the many authentic ways we love Israel and live Jewishly committed lives."

These are the words of Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, in an op-ed published Friday by the Jerusalem Post. Read his piece "Refusing to Be Pushed Away: Reform Movement Affirms...

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Silhouette of a parent with his or her forehead touching that of a child

“These children are God’s children… and it is up to us to restore these children to their parents and to restore the soul of our country.” -Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Families belong together, and we’re not backing down until the Trump administration reunites separated families.

On Thursday, a group of 40 faith leaders – 10 each from the Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant faith traditions – traveled to McAllen, TX, where they met with and bore witness to the families who have crossed the border in search of a better future. McAllen is home to the United States’ largest...

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Children standing in line at an ICE facility

Below are three original prayers, written by members of our Reform community, addressing the ongoing and escalating situation in which immigrant children are forcibly separated from their parents and held in mass detention facilities. Writes liturgist Alden Solovy of the blog To Bend Light, who wrote the prayer below called “For Children at Our Borders,”

This is a prayer against the injustice of children taken from parents by U.S. immigration authorities, parents seeking asylum in this free democratic nation. In six weeks, some 2,000 children have been separated from their parents...

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Adult hands cupping a childs hands holding a red plastic heart atop a blue wooden table

Throughout the years, we at ReformJudaism.org have been honored to publish countless essays about families, many of them with a focus on motherhood. We’ve shared stories from mothers, about mothers, honoring late mothers, and hoping for motherhood.

This Mother’s Day, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite stories about moms to share with you. We hope you’ll read them, enjoy them, relate to them, comment on them, and maybe share stories of your own mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!

1. “Rings and Things: Remembering Loss, Moving Toward Life"

Esther Kustanowitz writes about a...

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