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Parashah Haazinu

September 17, 2021

As a high school teacher guiding my students in the art of essay writing, I often stress the importance of a strong conclusion.

Parashah Vayeilech

Andrea Gingold
September 10, 2021
When are we given time to pause, to be in a space that is between an ending and a beginning? For most of us, we are so busy with our daily lives, responsibilities, and schedules that there never seems to be an end to anything, and yet we are always starting something new.  This week, literally the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Torah portion, Vayeilech, though the shortest parashah, gives us that time to pause and reflect.

A Gratifying Grandparents Challenge

September 10, 2021
“We need to be the link for the next generation.” – Sarah M., Grandparents and Beyond participant. What does this mean to you? If you are like me and want to share the wisdom and joy of our tradition with the next generation, you will want to know more about Chai Mitzvah's Grandparents and Beyond program.

Parashah Nitzavim

September 2, 2021
Nitzavim holds a lot of meaning for me, personally. As a parashah that states that we were and are all standing at Sinai, it specifically includes me as a woman. It tells me that the mitzvot are mine to fulfill, not as a daughter, sister, or wife, but rather as a full-fledged member of the community. I am seen and included.

Parashah Ki Tavo

August 25, 2021

My grandfather was active in the community where I grew up and held the position of President of not one but two synagogues.

Collaborating with Sisterhoods for Successful Programs

August 25, 2021

After hearing former White House speechwriter, Sarah Hurwitz speak at the last Fried Women’s Conference, I knew I had to share her information with more than just the women who had the opportunity to listen to her that day.

Parashah Ki Tetzei

Dr. Madelyn Mishkin Katz
August 19, 2021

I suspect that everyone has gone through an experience in which you felt resentful, angry or depressed about a past encounter with someone and found it hard to get past it. Someone close to you may have said, “Get over it!

Future of Judaica Shops within Synagogues

Kay Schachter
August 19, 2021
As synagogues reopen and life splutters anew with more simchas, we return to temple for classes, programs, and worship. So, the question remains: What has been the impact of COVID on our business, and how do we see the future of Judaica shops within synagogues?