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Standing on the steps of the Old Court House in St.

Rabbi Susan Talve

Recently, a group of five lay and professional leaders from Congregation Beth Shalom of the Woodlands drove into Houston, where we were to receive a grant from th

Neil Z. Platt

Working with teens is a highlight of my work as a Jewish educator. This year, our confirmation class served as a powerful example of our community’s commitment to inclusion.

Lisa Friedman

I’ve always been taught that when the Jewish people read from the Torah, it is not a random passage.

Howard Lev

During last week's "hallway Kiddush" following

Jane Herman

Although my 13th birthday was in August of 1974, I became bat mitzvah in June of that year because my parents didn’t want me to worry about studying while at Camp Ramah in the Poconos ov

Robyn Fiel

One of my running jokes is my ability – or should I say inability – to sing.

Rabbi Sanford Akselrad

My closest friend died on Tuesday at the age of 93.

Art Grand

Last fall, my granddaughter Ariella became a bat mitzvah in California, and made us very proud and happy.

Rabbi Rifat Sonsino

A hearty mazal tov to the 28 rabbis named to the Jewish Daily Forward's annual list

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