The Power of Words: Cory Silverberg Writes a Better World into Existence
March 9, 2023
Cory Silverberg (they/them) is a sex educator, author, and social justice advocate who writes books for young people that center queer, trans, and nonbinary experiences and narratives in collaboration with the artist Fiona Smyth. Together they have published more than 12 books.
Siman Tov U’Mazal Tov: Astrology and Judaism
March 9, 2023
Judaism's relationship with astrology is one that has many twists and turns. Jewish interest in the zodiac can be traced back to the time of the Babylonian exile, which is evidenced by the fact that many of the Hebrew names of the constellations are actually Hebraicized versions of the original Assyrian names.
Thinking Outside the (Tzedek) Boxes
January 26, 2023
A camel carrying a load. A golden pair of balanced scales. An open heart and an open mind. These are three of more than two dozen artists' visions of justice and righteousness featured in the invitational exhibition, "Tzedek Boxes: Justice Shall You Pursue."
The Jewish Summer Camp Experience
Jewish Summer Camp
Reform Jewish summer camps fuse the activities, friendships, and communal life of traditional camps with the Jewish values, role models and culture our shared heritage. This uniquely immersive experience provides a confidence-building opportunity in which campers experience joy and discovery in a communal Jewish setting.
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Museums to Visit in Jerusalem
With sites like the Western Wall and the Old City, it can often feel like Jerusalem itself is a museum campus. While you're busy exploring the beautiful and historic sites the city has to offer, don't forget to check out the fantastic museums that reside there as well.
Judaism Under Quarantine
What It's Like to Live on an Israeli Kibbutz in a Global Pandemic
As a family mediator and the parent of four children, I have found comfort and logic in the kibbutz response to this crisis – a laser focus on the responsibility to its members.
Gevurot (Mighty Deeds) in a Time of Pandemic
Source of All Life Daily Your Jewish Children Praise You and Your Mighty Deeds We call you: Matir Asurim The One who Releases the Imprisoned Someich Noflim The One Who Lifts up the Fallen Rofei Ha-Cholim The One Who Heals the Sick We trust You keep faith with those who sleep in the dust And now...
What's Real about a Virtual Shabbat Service?
Frankly, I was skeptical about attending services online – but it was the occasion of the yahrzeit (anniversary of death) for my wife’s brother, and this was our only option for respecting her wish to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish with our Jewish community.
25 Jewish Things to Try at Home
If you’re looking for a bit of an escape from everything going on in the world right now, try experimenting with and embracing your Judaism from home. Here are a few ways to begin.
Jewish Work, Volunteer, and Travel Opportunities for College Students
There are dozens of opportunities in the Reform Movement for college students to live, learn, work, volunteer, and experience Jewish community-building throughout the world.
Let your kids go wild! They'll be so proud to see their challah cover on their Shabbat table - and these make for an excellent grandparent gift.
3 Ways to Bring Shabbat Home
Shabbat is the Jewish holiday that comes each week. Its roots lie in the biblical story of creation when, in order to complete the work of creating the world, God rested on the seventh day
Teach Your Children the Mitzvot of Shabbat
With your children, generate ideas and family activities that will fulfill these four mitzvot. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Food & Recipes
Discover food and both traditional and new recipes integral to Jewish culture.
Could The Solution to Today’s Problems Be More Arguing, Not Less?
Stories for the Sake of Argument, by Abi Dauber Sterne and Robbie Gringras, is filled with short stories designed to spur family members or groups to engage in healthy disagreement on hot button issues.
Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale
Even though Hershel can no longer see, he remembers what things looked like before he lost his sight - and creates beautiful shapes from his mother’s hamentashen dough. His cookies earn him a compliment and a possible future job from the town baker.