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At Camp Dream Street, ‘Nothing is Impossible’ for Kids with Disabilities

Kate Bigam Kaput
NFTY founded Dream Street in 1975 with the belief that all kids should have the chance to have fun, make friends, try new experiences, and bring all of their identities to summer camp. Each summer, Dream Street accepts about 60 campers who have disabilities and/or mobility impairments like cerebral palsy, spina bifida, limb differences, and spinal cord injuries.

"Julia’s Journey" Exemplifies Tikkun Olam in 2023

Crystal Hill
"Julia's Journey: A Story of Love, Courage and Hope" premiered in the spring of 2023 at Beth Haverim Shir Shalom. More than 250 people attended, including representatives of Ukrainian churches and cultural centers.

Becoming Bet Mitzvah

Rabbi Linda Joseph
Rabbi Evan Schultz
Rabbi Gubitz outlined why many synagogues across the country are adopting a more gender inclusive term to name the Jewish coming of age ceremony traditionally called bat or bar mitzvah. Many communities striving to be places of belonging are wondering which term to use in their congregations.

High Holy Day Tickets – Money and Information

Rabbi Fred Guttman
As congregational leaders, we do our best to make our High Holy Day services some of the most memorable (and beautiful) of the year. Of course, Bloomingdale’s displays are meant to entice customers inside so that they purchase something. However, we offer something of much greater value that should not come with a price tag: community.

A Tale of Two Congregations

Kate Bigam Kaput
It’s been a century and a half since the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, now the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), was founded in Cincinnati. Since 1873, the URJ has grown into the largest and most powerful force in North American Jewish life, serving nearly 850 congregations and carrying out work that inspires millions of people.