Rachel Margolis, RJE

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Rachel Margolis, RJE (she/her) is an Associate Director of Congregational Innovation and Education at the Union for Reform Judaism. She works with congregational leaders to inspire change, depth and meaning in communities. She advocates for the role of learning, family engagement, and education champions in congregational life. Rachel is a graduate of Cornell University and has a joint masters in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rachel is past chair of the HUC-JIR Alumni Leadership Council and serves on the HUC-JIR board of governors. She lives outside of Chicago, IL.

Staying Connected with Our Loved Ones Even When we Disagree 

Rabbi Toby H. Manewith
Rachel Margolis, RJE
Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel on October 7th and Israel’s ongoing response has stirred emotions both within and outside the Jewish community. Over the next weeks, as family and friends gather for holiday celebrations, there may be differences of opinion. Here are a few tips from Jewish sources to help maintain loving relationships while disagreeing.