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Black and white movie still of two Orthodox Jewish men in black hats and jackets

The black and white film 1945, in Hungarian with English subtitles, is charged with historical allegory and symbolic dread. It teaches: Acknowledge the sins of the past, as your soul may depend on it.

Wes Hopper
Community members in San Juan holding up the water filters sent by Beit Ahavah in Northampton, MA

When Beit Ahavah in Northampton, MA, saw a need for water filters in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, the community jumped into action and got them there.

Rabbi Riqi Kosovske
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Learn why Dan Libenson, founder and president of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, is calling for disruptive innovation in Jewish life.
 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Microphone in stand with fuzzy balls of light in the background

From the Marx Brothers to the Three Stooges, George Burns to Mel Brooks, Woody Allen to Joan Rivers, Jews dominate the comedy industry. Why are we so funny?

Shaun Eli Breidbart
Closeup of the middle of a fiddle

Growing up, my newfound love of Yiddish music became my cultural ambassador moment, my way of sharing a Jewish cultural aspect with my broader community.

Courtney Naliboff
Songleaders dressed in white playing guitar and singing on an outdoor stage at URJ Camp Newman looking out over Shabbat services attended by campers

Recent California wildfires devastated Camp Newman’s physical space. I feel that it is my duty – and my honor – to give back to the camp that has given me the world. 

Rachel Wolman
Young children in a classroom setting dancing or moving in a circle while holding hands with one another and their adult instructors

 Let's stretch our creativity a bit to mine “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” for some metaphorical nuggets to teach preschoolers about Jewish values.

Jan Zauzmer
Four glittery black and orange jackolanterns against a teal backdrop

Do Jews celebrate Halloween? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Reform Jews seem to be particularly divided on the subject of celebrating the spooky holiday.

Kate Bigam
LGBT rainbow flag blowing against a blue sky

The Reform Jewish community has welcomed, embraced and fought for LGBTQ people and continues to do so even now as transgender individuals are under attack by our government.

Rabbi Denise L. Eger
Rothman siblings with a trans flag filter overlaid in pink and blue

Rabbi Hillel said, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?" For trans people, it can be very difficult to out ourselves, to be our most authentic selves around people who may judge us or even hurt us.

Spencer & Yael Rothman

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