I’ve attended many seders in the U.S. and several other countries during my 60 years. Some have been memorable, and others have been, well, slightly less memorable, fusing into an abstract painting in my mind.
#GivingTuesday provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate one of the most fundamental teachings of Jewish tradition: tending to the needs of others in our community.
I’ve always felt that our religious school goes above and beyond the standard – but when I learned of a way to validate that belief in an official capacity, I was eager to pursue the opportunity. When I participated in a webinar that addressed the benefits of going through an accreditation process for religious schools through the Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE) I felt it would be worth pursuing at Or Chadash.
If your congregation spent 12-24 months focusing on one topic of your congregational life, could it transform your entire community? If you decided to really delve into engaging baby boomers or figuring out how to focus on social justice issues, could it be a game changer for your congregation? This year, we’re excited to launch four new Communities of Practice, and applications are open through May 9th, 2016.
A temple member told us about a women's seder at a nearby sisterhood where the theme was Sephardic customs and food. It sounded like an interesting idea, something different. But what to serve?