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Playing certain cognitive games can help make your brain healthier or maintain an already healthy brain. Organizations such as the AARP offer tips on brain health. Many games are available online or through book stores. Crossword puzzles, sudoku, playing challenging board games, and spelling bees...
Congregation provides holiday meals and gifts to less fortunate families in their area. Community Contact Information: Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot Irvine, CA www.shmtemple.org Goals: Engage congregation in addressing local poverty. Assist local families in acquiring specific needs. Overview...
Join Washington Hebrew Congregation (virtually or in person!) on Sunday, September 27 at 4:30 pm ET for an evening of rocking out with Dan Nichols & Eighteen and the D.C. premiere of Road to Eden, a new documentary film that captures Judaism's teachings about our connection to the earth, the...
Our tradition teaches us that the Passover Seder is meant to be a learning experience for children of all ages, from 1 - 100. Our questions are more important that the answers. As you prepare to sit around the Seder table, we’d like to offer you some additional questions to help connect the past, present, and future of our Passover traditions.
We pray to you
Creator of the Universe,
who causes the winds to blow
and the seas to rage…
For the weary and the heart shattered
escaping violence and bloodshed and war
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law 22 years ago to allow workers to take a maximum 12 weeks unpaid time off of work to care for a new child (including adopted and foster children); care for a sick child; act as a caregiver for a parent; address personal serious health concerns; and care for wounded service members. After the decision in United States v. Windsor, in which the part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage as between a man and a woman for federal purposes was struck down, the Department of Labor announced that FMLA would apply to eligible employees in same-sex marriages if the employee resided in a state that recognized their marriage. Rachel Laser, Deputy Director of the Religious Action Center, submitted comments last August to the Department of Labor in support of this change when it was proposed.
We all lead busy lives, running here and there and everywhere. It can be difficult to find time for ourselves, let alone to nurture a spiritual or religious life. But there are many ways to feel Jewish and to impart Jewish feelings, customs, and knowledge to our children without investing much more time into our already-busy schedules.