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Shadows of a four person family cast upon a cement wall

Jewish communities across North America will come together for National Refugee Shabbat on October 19-20, 2018, the week we read Parashat Lech L'cha

Talia Kaplan
Person sitting on a bench (in shadow) watching the sky

Our lives are so hurried and hectic that sometimes we need time just to catch our breath. This is the purpose of Shabbat.

Rabbi Rick Schechter
Woman crouching on a tile floor as she plays with detained children

As we prepare to march to demand justice for the immigrant families separated at our border, consider incorporating a reading of this prayer into your congregation's or community's observance.

Florida Reform Clergy
Matthew Stevenson, Derek Black and several others around the Shabbat dinner table

Learn why an Orthodox Jewish student invited a fellow student, a known white nationalist, to Shabbat dinner in his dorm room…and what happened from there.

Krista Tippett
The author in his IDF uniform at Masada

Even with support of other IDF volunteers, Basic Training was stressful, demoralizing, and chaotic. Why, then, did I volunteer to lead Kiddush at a Shabbat dinner?

Cantor David Frommer
Line of red tealight candles lit in the dark

This Shabbat, we say Mourner's Kaddish for all those lives lost to gun violence thus far in 2018.

the Religious Action Center
Challah, wine and Shabbat candles

Growing up, my family didn’t usually celebrate Shabbat at home. Only when I went away to college did Shabbat become truly meaningful.  

Alex Anesetti
Two braided Shabbat challot on a tray beneath a white and gold embroidered challah cover

I was honored to have been asked to help people in need, and I love that our synagogue is always giving back to our community. This overflowing lovingkindness is the true meaning of being Jewish.

Debra Gurin & Blythe Williams
Closeup of a black handgun lying on a dictionary definition of gun violence

Tragically, 2017 has been a particularly deadly year for gun violence. Partner with us in the struggle to prevent gun violence – join the National Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat.

Matt Fidel
view of woman from the back on an asphalt nature trail

Not in her wildest dreams, could Marilyn Paul have imagined that she would ever take a day off every week to calm her soul, and write a book about it. Learn her story.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer

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