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July 2018

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Kutz Camp Staff with pledge to vote postcards

It’s one thing to be standing in front of a room when you know more than everyone else; it’s entirely different to be educating a group of people who know as much, if not more, than you do.

Lauren Stock

As passengers abandoned airplane mode, buzzes from CNN or New York Times lit up their phones; updating them of what had or hadn’t transpired domestically and abroad in the nearly five-hour flight b

Rachel Levy

As the entire Reform Movement grapples with the horrendous news reports of families forcibly separated at the US border, we have been heartened by the commitment of our congregations along the US-M

Photo from the US-Mexico border in Laredo, TX

In this week’s parasha, Matot-Masei, we learn that Moses kept a journal of the goings forth of the Israelites as t

Rabbi Dena Feingold and Abigail Backer

But this is America. This is the same America that took the children of enslaved African Americans and sold them, often as a means of punishment or as a way to control the behavior of those who resisted the system.  This is the same America that took First American children from their parents and placed them in boarding schools and stripped them of their native language and culture. This is the same America that placed Japanese American children in cages during World War II. And this America is now taking brown babies and children from South America and Central America from their parents.  Diminishing the humanity and dignity of people of color is very American, and children are not exempt from these cruel acts of racism. This is America! This is us!

Rev. Aundreia Alexander
The author and her grandparents

A few years ago, my grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Abby Kamen

Monday, June 25th, 1:00 AM

My alarm disrupts the silence, and in my sleepy, disoriented stupor I think it must be a mistake.

CJ Wechsler