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Shavuot

In early January 2016, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) initiated a series of operations to round-up a

Adam Waters

On Shavuot, as we celebrate receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai, we also celebrate the beginning of the harvest and the connection between the earth, God and us.

Rachel Landman
The Star of David Set in Stone

In just a couple of days, we will celebrate Shavuot, the holiday that marks our receiving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Jacob Kraus
Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch, Kivie Kaplan and Emily Kaplan at the RAC

Every May, Jewish American Heritage Month offers all of us the opportunity to more deeply engage with the three and a half centuri

Jacob Kraus

Last Friday, a small group of RAC staff members attended President Obama's remarks at Adas Israel for Jewish American Heritage Month. We were honored to be in attendance, and it was wonderful to hear the President's reflections on the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the United States, as well as his own personal connections to the Jewish community.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Americans will be honoring the lives of those lost in service to their country. This weekend is also known as the celebration of the symbolic beginning of summer (often with barbecues and white pants, sometimes a dangerous combination). And, coinciding with Memorial Day Weekend this year is the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, when we celebrate the giving of the Torah at Sinai (and cheesecake).