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Lit votive candles placed in the shape of a heart

Can this really be happening?  We must be imagining it.

Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach
Stone wall engraved with the Biblical quote YOU ARE MY WITNESSES from Isaiah

There was something that we all noticed in Charlottesville last Saturday: The people who came there to incite violence they didn't wear their hoods.

Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk
Jewish students sitting on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC by candlelight

“A good week, a week of peace. May gladness reign and joy increase…”

Kate Bigam
Paper stick figures holding hands around a lit candle

At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community.

Alan Zimmerman
large white candle glowing in the dark

I am neither Democrat nor Republican,
Neither left nor right nor center.
I am an American,
Born to a legacy of truth and justice,

Alden Solovy
Protesters hold shields and Confederate flags at an alt right rally in Charlottesville Virginia

During Shabbat, our day of rest, terrible events took place in Charlottesville, VA.

Kate Bigam
Smiling friends Jewish mom Beth and Muslim mom Alaa who founded an interfaith playgroup

Through a Jewish/Muslim playgroup, my sister Beth has found an answer to a question many of us ask ourselves these days when we learn of incidents of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: “What can I do?

Emily Marcus Levine
Fear written in red on a wall with a small hole of blue sky and white cloud behind

I’ve recently established a new morning routine. I arrive at the synagogue early – usually before anyone else – to make my rounds circling the perimeter of the building before I park.

Rabbi Gary Mazo
Dictionary open to the definition of antisemitism with a small metal objected engraved with a Star of David holding down the page

In recent months, six waves of bomb threats have targeted a variety of Jewish institutions, includ

Shelby Friedman
Dripping spray paint heart on a concrete wall

As I listen with horror to everything that is happening to Jewish community centers and day schools in North America, I am reminded of the questions North American Jews ask me when they hear about


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