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My congregation, established in 1956, is only a few months older than I am. My paternal grandparents were among the founding families, and my parents joined immediately upon moving back to Milwaukee shortly before my birth. I joined to raise my children here.

Much has changed since the days of my youth. Gone is the formal Friday evening service led by the black-robed rabbi and hidden quartet. Gone is the original ark, whose fabric curtain was donated by my grandparents. Gone, too, are most of the founding generation, but...

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Doug Mishkin is a Partner at, and co-chair of the Emplyment Law Practice Group of, the Washington-based Law firm of Patton Boggs LLP.  He is also a noted singer/songwriter, and a long-time friend of the Religious Action Center.

Carolyn Goodman, a remarkable civil rights advocate, passed away Friday at age 91.  The New York Times ran a terrific obituary (available here) on Saturday.  The Religious Action Center was honored to...

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Jacob Pactor -Machon Kaplan Program Coordinator at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.


Last Saturday, we took the Machon Kaplan participants to see a pre-release of Michael Moore’s Sicko. His new documentary and message pinpoints a problem and proposes a solution...

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Donald Cohen Cutler - Former Eisendrath Legislative Assistant, & Communications Manager at the Union for Reform Judaism.

In a recent Mark Pelavin post he wrote about the "great profile" of Ruby Payne in the "Money Issue" of the New York Times Magazine. While it pains me to do so, I must disagree with Mark's choice of descriptions regarding this article.

I have to say the profile seemed a bit fluffy...

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