As Reform Jews, it is incumbent upon us as individuals to determine which Passover practices are personally meaningful and to incorporate them into our celebration.
The Reform Jewish Movement has a long history of advocating for strong public schools. This helps make the passage of Texas House Bill 3 -- which provides more funding for our schools -- such an exciting victory for the Texas Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
With the school year wrapping up and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to take a deep dive into planning for next year.
Kondo teaches us to organize our stuff and toss what we don’t need, using a method centered around inventorying everything we own and getting rid of anything that doesn’t serve a purpose or “spark joy.”
As a rabbi, I ruminate over these questions: What should synagogue life include? What should comprise a fulfilling year in the life of a synagogue?
We knew we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us and for our families to be woven into the details.
"You won’t smell soup cooking yet / or cake or kugel or tzimmes baking / on the day before Passover."
Early on, I learned that not all Jewish observance looks the same. In our global society, Jewish rituals will continue to evolve, giving way to new traditions.
I don’t mean to make the idea of happiness simple and easy because it’s not – and it’s also not about avoiding our pain or struggles. Rather, it’s about seeking happiness in our lives through it all.