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What do dates, pomegranates, apples, spinach, squash, pumpkin, beets, scallions, and maybe even, the cheek meat of a fish have to do with Rosh HaShanah?
My kids would rather starve than eat a blintz or other food with roots in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. They’ll have to find other ways to connect to their Jewish past.
If I hadn’t been wearing a yarmulke, I never would have spoken to the secular drag queen cashier in Tel Aviv, nor would he have met me, a queer Reform rabbinical student.
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, is reported to have once said, "There will not be peace until access to the kebab is universal." Amen!
There is no question that treif was served at the Highland House banquet, but 135 years later there are still a number of historical questions that need to be addressed.
Learn the fascinating story of how Israeli food developed into one of the world’s most vibrant and eclectic cuisines.
This ice cream is made with 100% kid power! I love this process because it’s fun, interactive, and takes some stamina.
When we moved to Israel, I kept Grandmother’s blintz pans. They were a link to the past: to heritage, to history, to family.
You don’t need to be in Israel to celebrate this festive day the Israeli way.
Although we tend to limit our carnivorous palates to meat, fish, and fowl, a passage in Leviticus opens the door to crickets, locusts and grasshoppers.
Don't have a sukkah? Here are a few crafts you can do with supplies you already have at home.
Just as Sukkot ends, Reform Jews enjoy the two-in-one-day holiday of Sh’mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Rabbi James Rudin reviews Simon Levis Sullam's well-researched book that shatters the widely-held belief that Italians protected their Jewish fellow citizens from the horrors of the Holocaust.
Autumn isn’t only the best season because it’s full of Jewish holidays; it’s also the season of delicious pumpkin-flavored foods.
Alden Solovy offers this prayer that is especially relevant during hurricane season.
Whether you’re a member or a visitor, familiarity with synagogue etiquette will help you get the most from your experience.
Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12
Want to explore Reform Judaism but have no in-person opportunities to study? This class is for you! Register now.
Here are three ways to work for immigrant justice.
There's a deep relationship between Judaism and social action.
Learn why Anat Hoffman fights for women's rights in Israeli society.
Mattan loves his homeland while disagreeing with its government.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.