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Child in a superhero costume with one fist raised against a blue sky background

The possibilities are only limited by imagination, and children’s imaginations are not limited.

Sheila Purdin
Hand reaching toward Michelle Obamas book Becoming

Here are a few takeaways from Mrs. Obama’s book that coincide with Jewish values.

Audrey Merwin
Young woman carrying a Torah scroll through the congregation at camp

A new adult education curriculum helps us explore what it means to be a Reform Jew today – reassessing Judaism as a source of inspiration, guidance, resilience, and hope.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Three firefighters face the California wildfires

“There's a hill right across the street from our temple — it was fully engulfed — and there was a raining down of sparks onto our property," the rabbi told JTA on Monday.

Josefin Dolsten (JTA)
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi leading worship services at camp

We interview Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., the author of numerous books, articles, and Torah commentaries. 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Judy Leavitt holding a Torah for her Bat Mitzvah

Whatever our age, we must never stop learning; the quest for lifelong learning is vital. We can use the knowledge to better ourselves and to understand the world to decide how we must act.

Judith Kline Leavitt
Holocaust transport train on tracks

Whispers grow of a stealthy increase in “Holocaust fatigue” among all the generations. What is required is resetting of the narrative reset.

Arthur B. Shostak, PhD
Preschooler looking at hanukkiyah with unlit candles in it

Now that my daughter is in preschool, I've come to realize that hearing about cultural and religious practices directly from the practitioners only emphasizes our otherness.

Courtney Naliboff
Sharpened pencil sitting on a blank notebook surrounded by pencil shavings

For children, traditions and rituals are significant; they provide predictability, support, and familiarity, while bringing families together and creating unity and a sense of belonging.

Sarah Koffler
Two smiling young women wearing white lace dresses at an outdoor Shabbat service

Each time I go to camp, I learn lessons that you don’t have to be a “camp kid” to understand.

Rabbi Dusty Klass

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