RS Members Travel Globe in Search of Sustainability

Our RS members Amy and Keith Sutter are entering their last few months of their year of travel.  We have been following their adventures on their blog “Green Around the Globe: Discovering Sustainability Worldwide” and want to make sure you don’t miss their recent entry about the Jewish Refugee Museum...

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Supplementary Security Income & Today’s Economy

By Rabbi Michael Holzman Every year when our elected officials have to pay the bills they make choices.  In a year when tax revenues are way down, they must wrestle with their decisions.  In Pennsylvania, this year, the choices were brutal, and the budget process drawn out.  What finally emerged...

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Tu B’shvat and a World Tour of Sustainability

by Rabbi Jill Maderer Tonight and tomorrow, we celebrate Tu B’shvat.  This Jewish new year for the trees functions as Jewish Earth Day. As you taste the fruits of the holiday (dates, almonds…) and contemplate what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, check out what our members Amy and Keith...

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(Another Reason) Why I love what I do.

Boy is it cold out there.  For me, a Miami boy, this is skin-peeling cold.  I know because I just walked four blocks up Broad Street in this wind.  I was walking to visit my friend Josh at the Red Shield Shelter.  Josh is the Business Manager at the shelter,...

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Fasting for Darfur

On my door I have a "Stop the Genocide" sticker. It's been there for over three years now, and the war in Darfur drags on. So why am I fasting on what seems like a random day in August 2009 for this cause? Why not let it simmer on the...

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