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Haley Stav on stage presenting her address on the bimah

It's been one year since the shooting at my high school that left 17 injured and another 17 dead.

Haley Stav
A shorthaired Rabbi Lynne Landsberg speaking at a podium

Just a few days after the first yahrzeit of my friend and mentor, I can’t help but recall how she influenced my life and the legacy she left behind.

Kate Kaput
A black and white photo of the late Al Vorspan with a pipe in his mouth looking off into the distance

Al Vorspan, a giant for social justice, died on February 17 at the age of 95. Like Amos, Micah, and Isaiah, Al was not afraid to speak truth to power.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Two high school girls holding gun violence prevention signs at a march

On the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, we remember the lost lives and the lost innocence of an entire generation that is using its voice to stop gun violence.

Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman
Hand holding a yellow suicide awareness and prevention ribbon against a wooden table background

In April 2015, when I was 15 years old, I learned that my grandfather had taken his own life after fighting with anxiety and depression for many years.

Leora Greene
Young woman shouting into a megaphone that is drawn on the wall next to her

It’s hard to find an exact English translation for chutzpah, but Steve Jobs’ marketing manager defined it as “calling tech support to report a bug on pirated software.”

Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Man scribbling the words Americans with Disabilities Act onto glass

I am a lawyer. I graduated Harvard law school and have practiced law for major corporations and large law firms.

Matan Koch
Two female students holding gun violence prevention signs at a march

Tonight marks the Sabbath before the yahrzeit for 14 youths and three adults shot to death at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.

Rabbi David Wirtschafter
Closeup of a person holding a fanned out handful of money

Here’s what you can do to ensure that we continue to make progress toward pay equity.

    Ally Karpel
    Disembodied arm with fist held high in the air

    Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher helps us understand why the language of disability is such a powerful determinant of social attitudes, from prejudice to pride.

    Aron Hirt-Manheimer

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