Kate Judd

Kate Judd serves as the madrichah ruchanit, spiritual leader, of Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Congregation Shir Heharim in Brattleboro, VT. She is a student in Hebrew College’s Cantor-Educator Program and expects to receive ordination in June 2015.

Going Back to Israel: What Will It Be Like Now?

Kate Judd
February 12, 2014

As I write this I am doing the last minute things before I leave for Israel – packing, cooking a chicken for Shabbat and for my husband to eat while I am gone, learning how to use my new digital camera… There is always too much that gets left to the last

Reform Judaism and Eretz Yisrael

Kate Judd
April 11, 2013

“Did you know?” asked my husband’s Israeli granddaughter, at 16 indignant and adamant. “Reform Jews don’t believe the State of Israel should even exist!”

“Nonsense!” I responded, not a little indignant myself. “How can you say such a thing?!”

“I learned