Synagogue & Community

Why I Whisper in Shul

We need to show up at synagogue in order for there to be enough of us to hold a service. But we might also think of it this way: we need to show up in order for there to be enough of us to hold each other.

by Jodi S. Rosenfeld | 1 Comment
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Did Moses Fail as a Parent?

In his recent presentation at the Eli Talks, USCJ’s Rabbi Charles Savenor exposes an epic biblical cover-up – and explains why we as Jews and parents need to confront it.

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The Conversion Option

There’s a range of opinions on how much to push conversion to Judaism and when.

by Michael Schulson | 4 Comments

Too Long a Wait

It’s time to make converting to Judaism a less daunting process.

by Darcy Fryer | 4 Comments

Inclusion for All

Hineinu is an innovative new collaboration of disability professionals from the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and Reform movements who will share resources with the hope of increasing inclusion in our synagogues for people of all abilities.

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The Passover Quiz 2014

Ready for a challenge? Take this fun (and funny) Passover quiz created annually by Murray Berkowitz.

by Murray J. Berkowitz | 1 Comment
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When Small is Just Right

An interview with Rabbi Abby Jacobson of Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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The Care and Feeding of a Prospective Member: From Both Sides of the Table

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What’s Special at Your Seder?

We asked about your special traditions. Here are some of your answers.

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The Minyan Maker

Those who come regularly to minyan form a club with open membership, and each new arrival ensures the club’s existence into the future.

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