Synagogue Life

Funding the Conservative Movement

How one congregation makes a difference

by Rhonda Jacobs-Kahn | Comments Off on Funding the Conservative Movement
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Holy Chutzpah

Synagogues move from social action committees to social action commitment

by Laurie Kamens | Comments Off on Holy Chutzpah
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What’s the Cure for an Immunity to Change?

The real problem is not that people or institutions don’t want to change; the problem is the psychological barrier to substantive personal or institutional change of which most of us are unaware.

by Rabbi Joshua Rabin | Comments Off on What’s the Cure for an Immunity to Change?
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The Koufax Midrash

A sports fanatic, who happens to be a rabbi, wants to know where Sandy Koufax was when he wasn’t playing in the World Series.

by Rabbi Jeremy Fine | Comments Off on The Koufax Midrash
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Tzedakah: Anonymity or Relationship?

by Rabbi Dr. Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon | Comments Off on Tzedakah: Anonymity or Relationship?

A Synagogue Is Not a Building

by Andrea Glick | Comments Off on A Synagogue Is Not a Building

Old and Not In the Way

We have learned that Judaism, in all its richness, is not limited to the walls of a synagogue. We have learned that our community will not forget us when we are old and frail.

by Rabbi Tziona Szajman | Comments Off on Old and Not In the Way

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

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
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