The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
As a Political Science major, whose best friends are Political Science majors, who spends her time watching The West Wing and who finds fascination in the game and strategy of electoral and personal politics, I cannot separate my politics from my identity. My politics inform my identity, and my identity informs my politics. They are inseparable and the work I’ve done on and off college campus reflects this. I’ve worked with members of my state legislature, on campaigns, even my inside jokes, with my other Political-Science-major-friends, are all political. I think it has even crept into my...Read More
On August 21 and 22, 2018, a four-member delegation from the Reform Movement will confront the ongoing human suffering wrought by our broken immigration system. Lee Winkelman, RAC-CA Organizing Director, and Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Board Members Harry Levy, Alec Harris, and Jay Gellman will join the HIAS-ADL Jewish Leadership Border Mission as they visit migrant shelters, meet with American and Mexican government officials and hear first-hand from asylum seekers on both sides of the border.
This Jewish...Read More
The following post was written by Kathy Weinman for Temple Israel of Boston's blog. Weinman's piece is a great example of how congregational leaders can foster civic engagement by informing congregants of the issues at stake in the upcoming election and providing concrete resources to learn more and take action. Please feel free to adapt for your own congregation or Jewish community.... Read More
The following note was sent from Senior Rabbi Joel Mosbacher to Temple Sharaay Tefila of New York City to officially launch their congregation's nonpartisan civic engagement campaign. Rabbi Mosbacher's words model beautifully how Jewish values, text, and tradition constantly challenge us to be better - better people, better neighbors, and better citizens. Please feel free to adapt for your own congregation.
In our traditional morning blessings which we call Nisim B’Chol Yom, “Daily Miracles,” we offer gratitude for being free. As American Jews, we...Read More
On August 11-12, 2017, neo-Nazis marched proudly past our synagogue and on the streets of our city, bringing their message of hate and showing the world that white supremacy is alive, proud, and unashamed.
Emboldened by the foul political climate that has encouraged division and the expression of bigotry, they came here with their insignias and their racist and anti-Semitic slogans. They came ostensibly to protest the removal of Confederate statues from our public squares, claiming that “we” are trying to erase “their” history.
In fact, the opposite is the case. It is the...Read More