Sacred Moments and Cherished Memories

Sandy Adland
April 29, 2021


As we approach Mother's Day, and perhaps reconnect in person for the first time in a year, we are reminded of the importance of generations coming together.

Honoring Our Volunteers

Ellen Miller, WRJ Board Member, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Washington, DC
April 23, 2021


We’ve heard it all. 


“I’m sorry, I just can’t.”


“My kids are too young, and I can’t come to meetings.”


“I don’t have the time. I’m too busy.”


“I can’t speak in public.

Parashah Acharei Mot-K'doshim

Shoshana Dweck, VP of Advocacy, Temple Sinai, Stamford, CT
April 23, 2021

Come with me for a moment to the Southern Wall and the Hulda Gates.

Meet the Next Generation of Climate Change Activists

Tali Deaner, Jewish Youth Climate Movement Founding Member and Director of Campaigns and Public Policy
April 22, 2021


It is our pleasure to share this meaningful piece written by Tali Deaner, a Founding Member and Director of Campaigns and Public Policy for the Jewish Youth Climate Movement (JYCM).

Spring Cleaning Your Social Media

Jenn Daley, WRJ Executive Committee, Marketing & Communications Chair
April 16, 2021


Ah, Spring – the flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. Spring cleaning is traditionally when we are busy decluttering and organizing our home.

Parashah Shemini

Robin Krieger, Chai Society Member & FWC Co-Chair, Temple Shalom of Newton, Newton, MA
April 9, 2021


Why is my sister still kosher?

It never occurred to me to ask my sister, Toby, why she keeps a kosher home until I read this week’s Torah portion, Shemini, which discusses the strict dietary rules of kashrut.

My Jewish Journey - From There to Here

Norma E. Cohen, Leadership Council, WRJ of Temple Emanu-El, Tuscon AZ
April 9, 2021
From the time I was very little, I always knew I was Jewish, but I was not entirely sure what that meant. Our home was Kosher, not easily accomplished in Schenectady, New York in the 1940’s and 50’s. The two Kosher butchers, deli, and bakery were on the other side of our small city. Every Passover, my mother, grandmother, and aunts trekked to Albany for the closest Kosher-for-Passover necessities.