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As you plan your communications for the coming year, make sure you take advantage of these resources that are available to your URJ member congregation
You know how the food you eat can sometimes trigger memories? Jewish tradition knows this too, and a kosher for Passover diet is a yearly reminder of the Jewish people’s distant past as slaves in Egypt.
Whatever the call to spend next year in Israel means to your family, it is an opportunity to further engage young people in developing a personal connection to Israel. Perhaps also it is a chance to help them find a way to make a journey that could be the foundation for lifetime engagement.
Economic Justice is the principle that all people should have reliable and sufficient access to food and housing in a given economy. The sub-issues that are typically focused on by advocates for economic justice include hunger, housing and homelessness, labor issues, pay equity, and living and minimum wage
Environmental justice refers to our obligation to protect our planet, its resources, and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency , the rights of all people to have “equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.”
The term LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer; in some cases, you may see additional letters LGBTQQIA+ which expand the acronym to include Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual. The term LGBTQ+ Equality refers to a world where all people are treated equally no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Because Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) fall back to back on the Hebrew calendar, Independence Day festivities begin almost immediately after the mourning and solemnities of Memorial Day.
Here’s an idea for you to share with your friends and family in preparation for your Passover seders. This activity can be done as a solo journaling exercise, as part of a chavruta (with a study partner), or together as a family.