Rabbi Lynne Landsberg is Chair of the Central Conference of American Rabbis' Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Awareness & Inclusion and Senior Advisor on Disability Issues at the RAC. This post is adapted from her article in the November/December 2009 CCAR Bulletin.
February 2010 is the second annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month. During October, the United States observed National Disability Employment Awareness Month, but because October is too close to the High Holy Days for...Read More
Ben Bag-Bag says: Turn [the Torah] over and turn it over, for everything is in it. -Mishnah, Avot 5:22
I just returned from Limmud Galil, where I had the misfortune to be teaching a class in the first period of the morning (8:00) on the second day of the event, after the participants had all stayed up singing until 2:00 am. And my class was in the same slot as several big name speakers - and a Pilates workshop....Read More
Congress returns from its winter recess next week with a full agenda: wrapping up the health care bill, tackling job creation and enacting financial reform, not to mention gearing up for the fall 2010 election season. With so much to do, a major priority of both the Obama Administration and the Reform Movement is in danger of falling off the agenda: stopping global climate change. That's why we need to step up our efforts early this year to pass comprehensive climate legislation in the Senate, both because of the benefits we all stand to gain if we act, and the tremendous costs of inaction...Read More
Rabbi Denise L. Eger is the founding Rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami, West Hollywood's Reform Synagogue. She is the first female president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and is also president of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis. This post originally appeared on her blog and is republished with permission.
[On January 6th], I had breakfast with Rabbi Gil Kariv, director of the Israel...Read More
The following post is the text of a speech that was presented yesterday to staff in Senator Charles Schumer's office by Jacob Pargament, Matthew Bernstein, Daniel Pollack, and Benjamin Saltzman. All four are high school students and members of Temple Sinai in Roslyn, N.Y.; they attended the RAC's Bernard and Audre Rapoport L'Taken Social Justice Seminar last weekend. To add your voice, make a call to your Senator today and urge him or her to support comprehensive climate...Read More