This is the story of one woman whose life was changed thanks to the support of Women of Reform Judaism.
As we head toward the end of the calendar year, there are many programs to attend, lots of holidays to prepare for, and plenty of important work to contribute to.
Five days after the deadly attack by Hamas on Israel, Sisterhood of Congregation Emanu El, Houston hosted a program. I’m not sure Jewish life as we knew it would ever be the same, but it was meaningful for me to come together for a program in our temple.
I have sat down several times to write, but the emotions are so fluid, and the situation is constantly changing. I am writing this reflection now a month into the war. Who knows how things will be by the time you read this.
Let me relay what happened the
Growing up at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, we, at least the girls, had little understanding of how Torah was really the centerpiece of Judaism. I was very involved in the youth group and other programs, yet the emphasis was on ethics and social justice...
Experts are predicting that the gender-based wage gap will not be closed for another 100 years. That dire prediction does not bother me, however, because those experts have not met the social justice forces of Reform Judaism! I know we can and will do much...
Content Warning: This article mentions rape and sexual violence.
For as long as we have recorded our stories and history, war has led to the devaluing of women’s lives and an increase in violence against women.
As a mother, a rabbi, and the leader of a J
Trigger Warning: This article mentions rape.
The following article was originally published in 2018, it has been updated in memory of Temma Gentles z”l.
When most people think of this week’s Torah portion, Parashat Noach, they think of the flood, the ark, and the animals. When I think of Parashat...
Women of Reform Judaism has been represented at the United Nations since its inception. Dr. Jane Evans, first Executive Director of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, now WRJ, was the keynote speaker and State Department consultant to the United...