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From Rabbi Marc Berkson – January 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

I was privileged to be in attendance at the Union for Reform Judaism’s 74th General Assembly in Boston the beginning of December. Known as our Biennial, the gathering brought together almost 6000 Jews representing our Reform movement for five days of learning and connection and action and community. With the Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – January 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

On January 20 last year, I woke up in the middle of the night, packed a bag and got a ride to a bus waiting in a quiet parking lot. Fourteen hours later, 30 new friends and I unloaded our bus near Washington DC. We prepared to take part in Read More

The Why of Why? – January 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

The goal of Why? is to help enrich each person’s practice of Judaism by learning more about the reasons behind common Jewish practices, prayers, rituals, and traditions. Please send your own questions by filling out the reply section below, by email to [email protected], or submit them in writing to the Read More

From Cantor David Barash – January 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

A hearty thank you to the members of our Children’s choir who participated in a special Hanukkah program at the Sarah Chudnow campus on Sunday, December 17. Members of the choir include: Hazel Alpren, Yael Barolsky, Lucy Girton, Levi Lakric, Eli Levin, Elliot Lippman, Sam Lippman, Adelyne O’Connor, Evan Rapaport, Read More

From President Michael Levin – January 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

Our movement, the Union for Reform Judaism, held its 2017 Biennial from December 6-10 in Boston. This event brings together 6000 Reform Jews from across North America and around the world. Together, clergy, lay leaders, youth leaders, students and educators learn, pray, network, and make policy for our movement. This Read More

From Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – January 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

I offer you a Happy New Year and a welcome to the Women of Emanu-El (WE) Sisterhood. Whether you are a member of Women of Emanu-El, leader of an affiliated women’s group, WE leader, or someone who just shares our common goal of ensuring a vibrant future for Reform Jewish Read More

From Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – November 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
January 1st, 2018

The Brotherhood will be turning 90 years old this year! It is incredible to imagine the history, support and volunteerism that has been going on at CEEBJ. It has been an honor to be part of this organization, but we are not stopping at 90 years. The future is bright Read More

The Why of Why? – December, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 11th, 2017

The goal of Why? is to help enrich each person’s practice of Judaism by learning more about the reasons behind common Jewish practices, prayers, rituals, and traditions. Please send your own questions by filling out the reply section below, by email to [email protected], or submit them in writing to the Read More

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

As I have noted in the past, it was Rabbi Herman Schaalman, alav ha-shalom, who, so moved by his experiences of a Methodist Church camp years ago one summer in Iowa, set out to create a Reform Jewish Summer Camp. He wrote that, “on the invitation of the Jewish Chatauqua Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

Camp and Conference Day at CEEBJ Mark your calendar for December 17 and plan to spend the morning at CEEBJ. For those with children in Religious School, teachers will be conducting conferences. This is your chance to get to know your teacher better, to ask every question you can think Read More

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