Helene Dunbar

Big Question: How Do You Honor Your Mother?

Helene Dunbar

In honor of Mother's Day, WRJ's President, Lynn Magid Lazar, and Executive Director, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, were asked to pose May's Big Question for The Global Day of Jewish Learning. Their question: "As Jewish law commands us to 'Honor your Father and your Mother', on this Mother’s Day, how do we fulfill our obligation to honor our mothers? Is there any difference between how we honor our mothers and how we honor our fathers?" was answered by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz below (and on the Global Day site).

WRJ Assembly Kicks Off in Toronto

Helene Dunbar

Women of Reform Judaism's 47th Assembly is well underway with committee and board meetings completed and our first round of workshops taking place this afternoon. This first workshop block shows the diversity of the interests and the issues that are important to the women who make up Women of Reform Judaism. There are walking tours of Kensington Market and Toronto, as well as an introduction to assembly itself; what a thrill it must be to be attending for the first time! WRJ is all about the bonds that women create and that is reflected in this workshop block. These bonds exist between each other ("Women Connecting with Other Women"), between themselves and the next generation ("The Special Bond of Sisterhood and Temple Youth") and between leadership ("For Sisterhood Presidents: A Conversation with Your Peers").