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New to Jewish Prayer? Nine Tips for Beginners

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This Week's Torah Portion

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This Week's Torah Portion

Yitro
יִתְרוֹ
Jethro

Jethro, priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard all that God had done for Moses and for Israel, God's people, how the Eternal had brought Israel out from Egypt. - Exodus 18:1

Torah

Exodus 18:1–20:23

Haftarah

Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6

When

/ 20 Shevat 5782

What's New

Taking a Breath for Life: URJ’s Actions to Build Resilience

January 19, 2022
On Tu Bishvat we celebrated trees and a season of new growth. I've been doing lots of thinking about trees, as I frequently do, and the role they play in providing oxygen for the planet. At the Union of Reform Judaism, we provide oxygen to our communities by creating compassionate spaces for our participants to grow and thrive. We can respond to current and future challenges by fostering resilience that reflect our Jewish values.

The Worst Ninety Minutes in Jewish History

January 14, 2022
Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.
Person lighting a candle

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