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The daily mincha/ma’ariv service at CIP was being led by the congregation’s cantor, Alexandre Edelstein, who also was my host and colleague during my four-day visit in June to Brazil as part of LaShir B’Nefesh, a program that brings together soloists, musicians, and cantors of Brazilian, and occasionally Argentinian, Reform communities to share repertoire, network, and support one another in their work. I was in Sao Paulo to present a master class on strategies to engage the congregational voice – something the Latin American communities, both leaders and worshipers, are interested in developing.

Cantor Rosalie Boxt

I am Israeli, a Reform Jew, and still a little American after 20 years of living in Israel. I feel that I can be me as a member of Emet VeShalom, a progressive, multi-cultural, warm and welcoming congregation in Nahariya.

Sharon Mann

“Reform Jews don’t make aliyah.” We have heard that from people in Israel - surprisingly, many Americans.

Micha'el and Nechama Namal

From mid-May to mid-June, good fortune and hard work granted me three weeks in South Africa on my school's tab. I am a third year John V.

Tyler Benjamin

When my husband and I visited Vienna several times in the 1990s, the gemeinde (official Jewish community) would not publish the schedule of services at the Progressive Congregation Or Chadasch in i

Sherry Levy-Reiner
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