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Found in Translation

By JM Poses
When I think about Hanukkah, the theme that resonates most deeply is that of translation. As a child, I wholeheartedly bought into the idea that Hanukkah was a sort of Jewish Christmas… and not just...  more

Presents of Presence

By Rabbi Roni Handler
Happiness. We all want and seek it and yet this elusive emotion is so difficult to attain—and even more difficult to sustain.    more

The Greatest Miracle of All

By Rabbi Roni Handler
The legends we pass on to our children teach us about the possibility of miracles all around us—each and every day.     more

Dark Days

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
At this time of year, I like to be outside while the sun sets. When the days are short, there is something especially lovely about witnessing light fade.   more

An Evolving Thanksgiving

by Rabbi Fredi Cooper, Ed.D.
During the first days of November, I begin to travel into my “Thanksgiving mode.” Before I ever dreamt about becoming a rabbi, this meant trying to transform the day into something more for my...  more

A Taste of Tradition

by Emily Langowitz
Food rituals reflect different facets of Judaism – some tie me closer to God, some to Torah and some to my people.   more

Justice on My Plate

By Maharat Dasi Fruchter
It left a sour taste in my mouth to know that my food could be technically kosher but have unjust origins. I wanted another dimension for my brakhah.    more

Feast and Famine

by Jordan Namerow
High Holidays, Sukkot, Thanksgiving … food is at the heart of our collective experience now. But for some, insecurity is also a given.   more

Rituals as Varied as Our Lives

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
You’ve shared a multitude of ideas that can help us celebrate joys, heal sorrows, and wash away difficulties.   more

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Ingredients of Prayer: Writing Contemporary Liturgy

What makes a prayer a prayer? What are the varieties of ways to encounter prayer in our daily lives and make it our own? How do I write my own prayers? Join acclaimed liturgist Alden Solovy in a playful and inquisitive exploration of the ingredients of prayer. Connect with other seekers and write your own prayers in a safe and supportive environment. Classes meet online through Zoom and begin October 16th. All are welcome!

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