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Man wearing a straw hat standing on the edge of a Bienos Aires marina looking at the boats

America and Israel loom large in the contemporary Jewish world.

Andy Kahn
A family of three smiling women and one man stand together in front of a stone wall

What does it mean to be part of a global Jewish community? For many of us, the concept can be difficult to truly grasp.

Sharon Mann
French candidate Emmanuel Macron against a blue background

Stéphane Beder is the president of the Assemblee du Judaisme Liberal, vice chairman of the European Union for Progressive Judaism

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Dachau concentration camp is visible in the distance behind a long barbed wire fence

Each semester, student participants in URJ Heller High make a pilgrimage to Poland as part of their Jewish history course.

Rabbi Loren Sykes and Ellie Sherman
Hands holding up speech bubble signs against a light pink background

I was born in Germany and didn’t grow up Jewish, but neither do I look particularly Teutonic or fall into any of the categories that might (wrongly) be labeled as “not-Jewish.” I don’t look “typica

Julia Knobloch

The inscription inside the kippot (head coverings) shared on my wedding day read, "September 2, 2016, Marriage of Michael and MacDara."

Michael Bannett

November 9, 1997, I arrived in Berlin, Germany just in time to experience the Kristallnacht memorial service with the Berlin Jewish Community.

Cantor Rebecca Garfein

In December of 2011, on my way to teach at a Jewish learning conference in England, I took a side trip to Prague for an encounter with the Jewish community that has existed through intermittent per

Tina Wasserman
Shoshana Nambi

Ugandan native Shoshana Nambi, 27, was one of a dozen Ugandan Jewish young adults who spent this summer working as counselors and specialists at Union for Reform J

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

The 23 Jewish teens on our Mitzvah Corps Civil Rights Journey trip came from diverse locations.

Jonah Wiener-Brodkey

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