In my professional work with middle school students, teaching reading and writing, I often find myself talking about compassion. It is difficult for these young adults to feel compassion for the characters in the books we read—and it is especially difficult
Do you believe in the power of the collective voice of women? Are you passionate about Reform Judaism?
From the time I was a teenager, I have always thought of myself as a feminist. I firmly believe that women should be offered all the same opportunities as men.
“Mah Tovu ohalecha, Yaakov/mishk’notecha, Yisrael” is an apt reflection and aspiration for both Canada and the United States as we celebrate our respective national holidays on July 1st and July 4th.
“Maybe don’t wear that necklace on the plane.” “If people ask, maybe don’t tell them you’re Jewish.” “Be careful who you trust.” Traveling throughout my life, I was taught that being Jewish was something that not everyone in the world or country may like
The Reform Jewish Community Calls for Action on the Discovery of the Unmarked Graves of Indigenous Children at The Kamloops Indian Residential School
Last week, our friends at the Reform Jewish Community of Canada issued a statement of solidarity with the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in light of the discovery of a mass grave of 215 children on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential
There is something a bit disturbing about reading a Torah portion with insurrections and plague in 2021. Parashah Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32) contains two different rebellion- Korah’s challenge to Aaron’s leadership of the priesthood and Dathan and
There are times I have ideas that are contrary to the majority opinion. Within the confines of my mind, I ponder what could be a plausible strategy at best, an idea worthy of discussion at the very least.