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After conducting extensive research that included more than 100 interviews and site visits, professor and author Ron Wolfson concludes that building a strong community that provides identity,...

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If you are looking for a classic in Jewish literature and a primer on Jewish life, philosophy and law, To Be A Jew fits that description. Written by Hayim Donin, a Rabbi for more than twenty years...

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Most of us experience up close the changing cultural context for religious life. What many of us lack is a comprehensive response. Rabbi Kerry Olitzky provides both a diagnosis and solution...

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Synagogues matter! This statement, put simply and straightforwardly, is the conviction and focus of a book by the same name, written by Rabbi Aaron Spiegel. Spiegel, the Information Technology...

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The Union for Reformed Judaism has compiled a variety of resources for congregational work on social justice, including worship materials, texts, blessings, and resources on particular topics and...

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Rabbi Lazer Gurkow is the presenter in this nine part video series on Tzedakah: The Jewish Concept of Charity. Gurkow is a spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Tefilah in London, Ontario and...

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The days of financing congregations through paid memberships or dues are fading fast. In a quest to find another way, the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) led a 2-year study examining the relationship...

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Although its primary focus of activity is the Bay Area and Southern California, Bend the Arc also joins forces with other human rights organizations to promote social justice in the United States....

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This carefully written book by bestselling author Julie Salamon is written within a Jewish perspective but an excellent resource for virtually anyone interested in the question of generosity. ...

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Most teenagers send text messages. Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin invites teens to consider the larger “texts” of the Torah. His approach is to invite teens to find their “text”, or life story, within the...

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On the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, there is a section on lifecycle passages that includes short articles on subjects such as birth rituals, weddings, kaddish, etc. The section on...

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“Areyvut” is a term that means “mutual responsibility,” and this web resource promotes areyvut as a foundational Jewish faith value and goal with respect to youth and teenagers. The material and...

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Rabbi Elliot Dorff and Professor Louis Newman edit this installment of the Jewish Publication Society Ethics series. Akin to the other volumes, this one takes a complex topic-money-and leads...

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Baruch HaLevi moved to Swamscott, MA to become rabbi of two recently merged synagogues in 2006. This book tells the story of revitalization of Jewish life in that setting. Rabbi “B”, as he is...

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As the Baby Boomer generation moves into and through the retirement stage, many of them are looking to their faith for guidance. In this collection of essays edited by an expert on aging and...

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Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth is the Rabbi of Ohel Ari Congregation in Raanana, Israel and the Executive Director of Beit Hillel: Attentive Spiritual Leadership, a Modern-Orthodox spiritual leadership...

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The Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) is the oldest and largest rabbinic organization in North America. Its history is rooted in the Reform movement. The CCAR’s Mission is to empower...

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This resource directs people in interfaith relationships - individuals, couples, families - to information about Jewish life and how to make appropriate choices. Links to specific information, such...

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Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) is a program of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Its purpose is to promote environmental stewardship through learning, action and...

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“Growing up is tough enough for all girls. I think a book like this can make the teenage years less stressful.” -Ariela, teen member of the Consultant Team for the JGirl’s Guide. What does it...

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