Posts from August 2014

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A Jewish Perspective #strikeoutals

by Naomi Gurt Lind

By now, I hope you’ve seen the TCEE teachers’ video in support of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. These remarkable women, led by our own Shari Churwin, Education Director, allowed the toddlers to douse them with ice water on the playground. Why? They did it in the service of raising both funds and awareness to […]

Remarks from the Rabbi – Tisha B’Av

by Rabbi Sonia Saltzman

As liberal Jews it can sometimes be difficult for us to connect at an intellectual or emotional level with Tisha B’Av.  As liberal Jews we don’t yearn for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem -whose destruction we remember this evening, or for the return of the sacrificial system.  But churban habayit, the destruction of […]

Tisha B’Av: Finding Hope in the Wreckage

by Naomi Gurt Lind

Sunset this evening marks the beginning of Tisha B’Av, the solemn observance commemorating many calamities that have befallen the Jewish people, particularly the destruction of the first and second Temples. Traditional Jews mark the day with fasting, as well as the avoidance of other “creature comforts” like washing, using a pillow for sleeping, and marital […]

The Boston – Haifa Connection

by Tom Rubenoff

While in Haifa our Follow Me To Israel group met with the Israeli CJP representatives who do incredible work in that lovely city.  For example, in 2011 they started a project to help at-risk youth and families, working hand in hand with the Haifa Departments of Health, Welfare and Education to help every child reach […]

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