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Mitzvot, Purim, and Beyond

By |2018-08-25T13:47:43-04:00March 11th, 2014|Building Community, Engaging Families|

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement /Are you aware that in the United States, 1 in 6 people are hungry?  This is a true statement that I shared recently with a group of jkids and their parents.  We spent two afternoons together learning about hunger, the Jewish value of Ha’achalat Re’evim, feeding the hungry, and brainstorming ways we can help. ...Read More

The Book of Esther and the Pew Study

By |2018-08-25T13:25:16-04:00March 6th, 2014|Building Community, Empowering Institutions, Engaging Families|

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director / This past Sunday was the first day of the Hebrew month of Adar Bet, the second Adar. This means: (1) it is a leap year on the Jewish calendar, (2) the holiday of Purim is coming in 15 days, and (3) we will see the first signs of spring as Pesah (Passover) holiday foods appear on the shelves of our grocery stores. ...Read More