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Jeff Erlanger in his electric wheelchair reading Torah from the pulpit

In building the ramp, we felt we had been true to the Talmudic maxim Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh, “All Jews are responsible for one another."

Rabbi Kenneth Roseman
Hand holding two candles in the darkness as if at a candlelight vigil

You're invited to join us for "Songs for All of Us: After Pittsburgh," a Facebook Live event featuring music, prayer, healing, and community.

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Protest sign reading CLIMATE CHANGE IS OUR OBLIGATION

Here are some ways that you, as an individual, can engage in climate change mitigation.

    Joan Rachlin
    Smiling camp staffers pose in front of a bunk sign

    I have watched the people around us grow and change, coming back year after year to a holy community – one where we all truly are b’tzelem elohim.

    Shoshana Maniscalco
    A womans hand writing out sticky name tags with a blue marker

    What do you do when you’re Jewish, but your name doesn’t “sound” Jewish?

    Chris Harrison
    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

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