Things Toddlers Say At Services

With the drama of the High Holidays receding into the past, I find myself thinking about the charms and challenges of bringing a toddler to synagogue services. This past summer, our family moved to a different, nearby suburb, one that’s full of as many synagogues as we could reasonably hope to shop around. With the business […]

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Finding Prayer at Creating Change

I have a confession to make: For a while now, I’ve been pretty anti-Jewish prayer. I know that may sound startling coming from a rabbi. But I’ve kind of been dreading Friday night services lately. All that rote Hebrew that many people aren’t following and don’t understand what they’re saying. Now that I’ve been working […]

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A Shabbat Gift

I arrived at the Dallas Arboretum at 8:30 am on an early fall Saturday. The lush gardens were quiet in the pre-opening hours. I breathed in the crisped air on the walk to the building where I would be spending the next eight hours. As I approached the location of my congregation’s Women’s Retreat, the […]

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How To Pray

When I started dating my boyfriend, there were a few things I worried about… but how to pray for him wasn’t one of them.

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Interfaith Families and Synagogues

An informational article about the opportunities open to interfaith families in today’s Jewish communities, pointing to Sukkat Shalom as an example.

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Different, Yet the Same: Journey into an Unfamiliar House of Worship

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a Christian man discussing her experience at his church and his experience at her synagogue.

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When Ramadan and Rosh Hashanah Meet

Information about the similarities between the Jewish High Holidays and Ramadan, and suggestions on how to inclusively celebrate both with your Jewish or Muslim partner.

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Sample Sabbath Worship Experience

Experience an interactive Cyber-Sabbath service from the Society for Classical Reform Judaism.

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