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View of Paris at night

During my recent sabbatical, my husband and I traveled to France, where we explored all facets of Progressive Jewish life in the City of Lights.

Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer
The author standing in front of a synagogue in Poland

Living in Poland showed me the need for a home for every human, and the particular need for a Jewish home for our people. 

Sam Rubin
US passport lying on a map of the world

In a world that is increasingly more global and interconnected, the value and importance of a global progressive Jewish movement is more important than ever.

Andrew Keene
Flatlay of travel items including a map a passport and sunglasses

In 2005-2006, I worked in Afghanistan, and to get to work, I had to travel on one of the most dangerous roads in the world. This is when I started praying for safe travels.

Kenden Alfond
Closeup of an old and slightly faded globe of the world

Recent headlines tell of Jewish life in countries around the world; here are just a few that caught my eye as of late. 

Kate Bigam
Two gold wedding band lying atop the spine of an open book with a heart shaped shadowed on the pages beneath them

After the ceremony,  Israeli after Israeli came to me to say, "So this is what Progressive Judaism looks like? How do I learn more?"

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Man wearing a straw hat standing on the edge of a Bienos Aires marina looking at the boats

I returned home with new Torah from the wonderful community I was exposed to in Buenos Aires. This Torah was the necessity of collective local narrative.

Andy Kahn
A family of three smiling women and one man stand together in front of a stone wall

Visiting a congregation in another country makes a visit abroad even more personal. If you’re planning on traveling abroad, what are you waiting for?

Sharon Mann
Directional signs in Old Havana Cuba, including one to a synagogue

Recently, I traveled to Cuba on a Jewish mission. Although I’d prepped, I was unprepared for how the trip would affect my self-perception as a Jew.

Bethanne Knapp

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