Understanding Israel and Engaging Together

Learn with us in our new course: Israel Engagement: Past, Culture, and How We Got to Today, starting this Sunday at 10:15 am at RS. We will meet Sundays, October 26-March 15 at Rodeph Shalom; Attend one, many or all; 10:15 am-11:15 am , except where noted as second session or double...

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Israel, Anti-Semitism Resources Recommended This Yom Kippur

To learn more about the complex issues involved in Israel and in global Anti-Semitism, explore these resources recommended at our Yom Kippur afternoon discussion, led by Rick Berkman, National Chair of the American Jewish Committee and past president of RS: An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth: A former...

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RS is Going to Israel

Our Reform Movement brought more students to Israel this summer than any other denomination. It’s OUR turn! Discover Israel through a progressive Jewish lens with our Reform Movement’s outstanding travel arm, ARZA World. Travel with Rabbis Kuhn and Maderer and RS to Israel April 18-29 and register before Nov 15!...

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Looking Back on Last Week’s Israel Conversation

Thank you to the many congregants who participated in last week’s “Israel: It’s Time for a Conversation.”  Your open minds, listening ears and compassion hearts enabled the clergy to share our perspectives with full trust, and allowed so many of you to engage in a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion. Please continue...

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Israel: It’s Time for a Conversation

We look forward to a thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation: Israel: It’s Time for a Conversation Wed., Aug 27, 7:00 pm, with RS Clergy As our concern for Israel grows, our hopes for peace are challenged, and our mourning for the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives continues, the RS clergy invites...

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Comfort, Oh Comfort My People, Says Your God

We move into Tisha B’Av, our tradition’s day of mourning for the destruction of the Temple and for violence Jews have faced since then.  Our hearts are in the East as we stand with Israel ever supporting her right to defend herself, as we mourn for the loss of life among...

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Israel Conversations: How Did We Get Here?

Operation Protective Edge and the decades of conflict that led to it is hard for even the experts to understand.  RS will offer a course this fall, designed for all of us who feel a thirst for background of Israel’s history and a thirst for understanding of the people and...

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In Jerusalem, What Else Do You Do?

A poem by my friend and colleague, Rabbi Michael Latz: Tonight, on the way to visit a friend for dinner on Emek Refaim, we stopped to do a holy Jewish act: Buy a book. As we perused the selection in Hebrew and English at Steimatzky’s, and explored titles of trashy...

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