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URJ Chairman’s Perspective: Why I Volunteer

Like many of you, I am a volunteer. And, like all of us who volunteer, there are days when I question my own sanity and ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” As I reflect on it, the answer to why we volunteer in a congregation or at the Union for Reform Judaism is no […]

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The Reform Movement at Its Best

This past weekend, my wife Helene and I had a chance to see the Reform Movement at its best and got to do so while also listening to the Boston Symphony Orchestra play Mozart and Ravel. On Friday night, we went to Tanglewood (the summer home of the Boston Symphony  Orchestra on beautiful grounds in […]

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Klezmer at the White House

My wife Helene and I were invited to attend a celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month at the White House yesterday. We have lived in Washington  for many years, taken our kids on the standard White House tour, and have driven past the building countless times, but this was the first time either of us […]

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