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Sukkot, Diversity, and Unity: How Each of Us is Like the Four Species
While all Jewish holidays serve as great opportunities to practice audacious hospitality, Sukkot has always stood out to me as the most audaciously hospitable of Jewish holidays. What other time of year do we build a temporary makeshift house through the commandment of inviting ushpizin (guests)...
What’s Different about High Holidays Challah?
In Pirkei Avot, Rabbi Elazar ben Azariah taught, “If there is no bread, there is no Torah; and if there is no Torah, there is no bread.” I love these words. They echo in my mind when I partake in two of my favorite almost daily activities, the study of Torah and the baking bread. On the holidays, these two passions intersect, as they have for generations of Jews, when I shape challah. The traditional shapes for challot (plural) can be Torah study on our very festival tables.
Teaching Children about Asking Forgiveness (Slicha)
Spilled cereal? “Sorry!” Broken bongos? “Oops!” Overturned plant? “Sorry!” Stolen comic book? Accusations fly and tears fall as the cloud playhouse and Plony home confront the chaos of careless apologies and misplaced blame. A laser beam trap and giant basketball magically help Rafi and Ben learn that sometimes just saying sorry isn’t enough.
For Every Season There is a Time for Social Justice
To ensure a coordinated volunteer effort, a proactive committee was formed encompassing representatives from Brotherhood, WRJ-Sisterhood, Youth Group, and the congregation as a whole. This clearing house identifies community needs, organizes and coordinates activities and involves as many...
10 Cozy, Cinnamon-Centric Recipes with a Jewish Twist
What’s your autumn flavor of choice? Is it spiced pumpkin, or maybe seasonal apples? How about cozy cinnamon? Here are 10 Jewishly inspired, easy to make, tried-and-true recipes featuring cinnamon that you’re going to love.
CHESED Social Action Program for Youth
Monthly social action activities for families with children grades K-3. Community Contact Information: Temple Adat Elohim Thousand Oaks, CA www.adatelohim.com Goals: Cultivate a life-long love of social action from a young age Expose young congregants and their families to varied areas of social...
Engaging Families with Young Children
In partnership with synagogues and other organizations, we’re expanding and enhancing programs that expand Jewish engagement for families with young children across the continent.
Public Education Advocacy
A synagogue's initiative to infuse social action to its congregants by compelling the congregants, including its youth, to speak out and become involved in the Temple's activities.
A congregation's Tzedakah Collective demonstrates the synagogue's dedication to social justice through its various activities. Temple Emanuel 1101 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 856.489.0029 http://www.templeemanuel.org/ Target Groups: Multi-Generational Social Action Program, Adults...
Tu B'Shvat Gleanings: Saving Trees and Oranges for the Hungry
Congregation Har Shalom celebrated Tu BiShivat with a weekend of indoor and outdoor activities designed to connect congregants with the local environment and Jewish ecological values. Community Contact Information: Rabbi Eliot J.