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My Black Son is a Baby, But He Won’t Always Be

May 3, 2021
Being Black in America is its own journey within the journey of just being human, and living, and discovering who you really are on a soul level. Then there’s being Black and Jewish. And then there’s being Black, Jewish, married to a white Jew, and having bi-ethnic Jewish kids. It’s another journey, not an easy one at times, and instead of getting easier as I get older, we seem to be facing more challenges.

The Jewish Summer Camp Experience

Jewish Camp

Reform Jewish summer camps fuse the activities, friendships, and communal life of traditional camps with the Jewish values, role models and culture our shared heritage. This uniquely immersive experience provides a confidence-building opportunity in which campers experience joy and discovery in a communal Jewish setting.

Find a Congregation Near You

Find connection, community, learning, and spirituality at a welcoming Reform congregation near you.

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Congregation Beth Am photo at Pride March

 

Arts, Culture & Travel

Museums to Visit in Jerusalem

With sites like the Western Wall and the Old City, it can often feel like Jerusalem itself is a museum campus. While you're busy exploring the beautiful and historic sites the city has to offer, don't forget to check out the fantastic museums that reside there as well.

Judaism Under Quarantine

What's Real about a Virtual Shabbat Service?

Frankly, I was skeptical about attending services online – but it was the occasion of the yahrzeit (anniversary of death) for my wife’s brother, and this was our only option for respecting her wish to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish with our Jewish community.

College Life

Family Activities

Challah Covers

Let your kids go wild! They'll be so proud to see their challah cover on their Shabbat table - and these make for an excellent grandparent gift.

3 Ways to Bring Shabbat Home

Shabbat is the Jewish holiday that comes each week. Its roots lie in the biblical story of creation when, in order to complete the work of creating the world, God rested on the seventh day

Food & Recipes

Discover food and both traditional and new recipes integral to Jewish culture.

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Book Reviews

Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale

Even though Hershel can no longer see, he remembers what things looked like before he lost his sight - and creates beautiful shapes from his mother’s hamentashen dough. His cookies earn him a compliment and a possible future job from the town baker.