As a teenager in Flint, MI, most of my peers spent their Friday evenings at the movies with friends or at high school football games. When I told my friends why I couldn't join them, they were flabbergasted.
Expanding our family education program wasn’t our original plan. However, we realized that we were only emphasizing family involvement in the lead up to B’nai Mitzvah, so we decided to seek long-term impact by expanding and aligning our program with the needs of our families.
Reform Judaism has long recognized the need for constant vigil against those external forces which undermine our democracy and subvert American liberties. Equally clear is our condemnation of those internal forces which, in the name of patriotism, whip up hysteria, permit irresponsible a