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About two dozen Jewish and Bahai individuals posing for a photo together

We agreed that we wanted to find ways to continue our relationship and engage in dialogue, so we started brainstorming ideas for future get-togethers.

Lori Levine
Older man holding preschool-age boy on his lap. Both appear happy.

For the first time in history, we knew in advance that the winner of the 2016 presidential election would have a Jewish son-in-law – Marc Mezvinsky or Jared Kushner.

Jonathan D. Sarna
2017 URJ Biennial logo in three dimensions at entrance to Boston's Hynes Convention Center

URJ Biennials are filled with lots of big moments, but sometimes the magic – and the most important lessons – are in the small ones.

David Billotti
Assortment of dreidels amidst holiday lights

Sometimes we create our own traditions, sometimes we carry on a tradition we inherit, and sometimes a tradition can come from unexpected places.

Ann Imig
Gabe and his family at his bar mitzvah

We are fortunate that Reform Judaism makes it possible for us to embrace all who step into Jewish life and endeavor to create sacred space for those they love.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin
Framed artwork that includes Arabic writing on a background of blue, black, and green

This new year, I’m studying Arabic to be able to converse with Palestinians in Israel and the West Bank, augmenting my lifelong caring relationship with Israel.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Outside view of a sukkah

During Sukkot, we customarily invite famous people from the past to be guests in the sukkah. This year, I would like to invite Jesus as my guest.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Three Muslim women with traditional head coverings

A scholar of Judaism and Islam, Professor Reuven Firestone is a Jewish ambassador at conferences throughout the Middle East and beyond. Read about some of his adventures.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Assorted hamsas in a marketplace

Rabbi Sarah Bassin is the former executive director of New Ground, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to transforming the ways Jews and Muslims interact. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Two camels with riders being led in the desert at sunset

Writer and liturgist Alden Solovy shares a most timely experience from his Hebrew language class in Jerusalem.

Alden Solovy

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