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Baby lying on her back with feet toward the camera

We will tell her that God is many different things to many people, and no one’s ideas about God are wrong or better than anyone else’s.

Robert Schurz
Pair of hands holding two puzzle pieces

Despite my love of Jewish culture and community, I couldn’t bring myself to fully acknowledge God – a loving Creator in an imperfect world – so I ignored God entirely.

Chris Harrison
Hand holding a test tube containing a DNA sample

There’s nothing like a scheduled, non-funeral visit to old graves to get you thinking about Jewish journeys – where we have come from and, perhaps, where we are going.

Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach
Pile of  red, white, and blue buttons that say VOTE.

Reform Judaism calls upon us to be civically engaged, making a direct call to action to involve ourselves in shaping our institutions to propel our world toward justice. 

Elizabeth Leff
Mr. Rogers helping Jeff Erlanger with breakfast of scrambled eggs

Learn why Jeff Erlanger’s 1981 visit to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his electric-powered wheelchair was Fred Rogers’ “most treasured time on the set.”

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
American flag with a stone that has a Star of David on it resting across one corner of the flag

In his new book, Steven R. Weisman offers a compelling narrative about the formation of the Jewish religion in the U.S., touching on themes important to Reform Jews.

Jo-Ann Mort
Rabbi Paul Kipnes hold a lulav and an etrog while standing under a sukkah and teaching a group of young children

I grew up in Chelmsford, MA, where we belonged to a small Reform Jewish community. For Judaism to exist there, you had to show up – so we showed up for everything.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
On one side is Reverend Cornell Williams holding the new book and on the other side is the historic black and white photo of MLK and other black civil rights leaders walking arm in arm with Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath and other Jewish leaders

Together, hundreds of us discovered that when you march carrying the Torah, the Scripture literally crosses and lays upon your heart.

Rev. Cornell William Brooks
Rubins vase as described in this article

Our realities are, to a degree, relative.

Chris Harrison
Newly lit yahrzeit candle in a spoon rest on top of a white stove

Poet Stacey Zisook Robinson reflects upon lighting a yahrzeit candle.

Stacey Zisook Robinson


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