by Ernest Aupperlee February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting Inclusion at Temple Ohabei Shalom and cultivating diverse voices within our community. *** Shortly before my conversion to Judaism in June of 2016, I moved to the Boston area and too far away […]
by Jeremy Grossman February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting Inclusion at Temple Ohabei Shalom and cultivating diverse voices within our community. *** A chance meeting, a follow-up coffee, and a commitment to coach a soccer program tailored to children with developmental disabilities […]
On Shabbat morning, Bill Jarosz offered a creative way of thinking about what Mose’s father-in-law Jethro contributed, not only to the Israelites, but to society at large.
LEGACY: Embracing Inclusion For each month of our anniversary year we will post a social justice “legacy of the month”—an action, initiative or event in our synagogue’s history that reflects our abiding commitment to Tikkun Olam. Taken together, these “highlights” demonstrate the creativity, energy, courage and initiative of our leaders and members as they sought […]
By David Seldin In our increasingly polarized age, we are challenged to reach out to those with whom we disagree, to listen to their beliefs, hopes, fears and arguments, and to engage with them in meaningful and productive conversation. This is true of the issues we face as Americans, and as Jews. Perhaps the most […]
To the TOS community: This is the first of what I hope will be a series of dispatches from the clergy search committee. My goal is to keep you up to date on the committee’s progress, as well as on our discussions about search strategy. (Another goal was to keep each of these dispatches short, […]