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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
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
Black and white photo of Mr. Rogers putting on his jacket before leaving the set of his show. Included in the photo are lyrics to the song, "Won't You Be My Neighbor"

If you attended worship services at a Reform congregation anywhere in North America during the last month or so, chances are good you heard a sermon about Mister Rogers.

Rabbi Audrey R. Korotkin, Ph.D.
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
Overlapping pads of Post-It notes with a handwritten question mark on the top page of each pad

Questions are the lifeblood of learning and there is no better time to ask them then now.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Woman in a sweater standing on a beach with her back to the camera

This poem was written by a freelance writer, dreamer, and poet who is currently exploring the story of her Jewish ancestry and identity.

Lisa Rothman

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