Shoshana Dweck, VP of Social Justice, Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners, NY
July 18, 2023
That is the word acclaimed author Margaret Atwood chose to describe images of protestors marching as “handmaids.” It is astonishing and inspiring to see the sea of red and white in the middle of the protests. It is astonishing and...
March is Women’s History Month, a celebration that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women throughout the nation’s history. This year’s Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” At the Religious Action Center of...
Just as the Israelites struggled with their post-slavery life after leaving Egypt, so do we find ourselves facing uncertainty as we navigate our post-pandemic freedom. Which parts of our Zoom world do we want to keep? Which parts do we want to cast away? What skills have we honed and which habits should we cast aside? Here are four things to consider as we gather together in person at the upcoming conventions in March, and at upcoming Sisterhood events.
I think we all can remember where we were the day that Roe V. Wade was overturned. I was at home. I was living in Tennessee at the time, a state with trigger laws. I was flooded with articles and headlines that shook me to my core. The more I read, the more my heart raced. I became sick to my stomach. I remember rumors and questions about what this could mean legally for practitioners, pregnant people, and anyone seeking birth control. I thought about the fact that I hope to bear children one day and felt a direct threat to my life. Our lease was up in a few months, and we had already been considering what to do next. To me, this verdict was the deciding factor.
WRJ Pacific District invites you to our District 2023 Convention in Bellevue, Washington – “Reimagining Traditions: Finding Harmony and Balance.” This is the Pacific District's 56th Convention, and thanks to the efforts of our convention planning team and our local convention host, Temple B’nai Torah, it promises to be a fun and educational four days!