Kabbalat Shabbat Service: HIAS Refugee Shabbat

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Our congregation’s commitment to social action is far-reaching and well known. As Rabbi Karol has noted, “We at CRS always are called to help, and providing humanitarian relief is our Jewish response.” On this Kabbalat Shabbat, congregants will share reflections and the ways we may give our hands, hearts, and time to assist refugees and…

March Tzedek Circle: How do you speak the truth to people who benefit from obscuring it?

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REGISTER Join co-hosts Dena Robinson and Darin Lim Yankowitz for an hour of pre-Purim music, learning, conversation and action in service of the Jewish call for justice. Special guest: Shira Zemel, Reproductive Rights Campaign Co-Chair for National Council of Jewish Women. Special musical guest: the remarkable Ze'evi Tovlev. Register to join Tzedek Circle on Sunday,…

Purim Morning Text Study: Megillah, Media, & Midrash

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Join Rabbi Weller for a Megillah reading and a discussion of modern media and midrash as illuminated by J.T. Waldman's graphic novel of Megillat Esther. This text study will examine the relationship between form, content, and commentary in Jewish media. Watch on our website Watch on Facebook

HUC Connect: Compelling Conversations at the Forefront of Jewish Learning

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REGISTER Insight Into Awakenings: A discussion with Rabbis Joshua Stanton and Benjamin Spratt and HUC’s Betsy Stone, PhD, about revisioning Jewish practice and connection. Who are the Jews of the present and future? How can we co-create and adapt Reform Judaism? Who are our leaders and supporters? How might seminary education adapt to Jews of…

A Conversation with Scott Fried “Talking to the Creature on Your Walk Home: A Survival Guide for Parents & Grandparents of Teenagers”

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REGISTER Explore how to best support our young people as they develop, with author Scott Fried. Scott will address fundamental questions such as how we can show up for our teens and help them thrive—even when we don’t have all the answers. Scott will also offer tips on how to create healthy conversations and practice…

“In A Different Key” Documentary Screening & Filmmaker Talkback

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REGISTER The award-winning documentary In A Different Key is an extraordinary narrative history of autism: the riveting story of parents fighting for their children’s civil rights; of doctors struggling to define autism; of ingenuity, self-advocacy, and profound social change. Congregation Rodeph Sholom invites you to a screening and talkback with the filmmakers and award-winning journalists…

Rabbi Ed Feld Discusses “The Book of Revolutions: The Battles of Priests, Prophets, and Kings That Birthed the Torah”

REGISTER The Torah is truly the Book of Revolutions, born from a military coup (the Northern Israelite revolution), the aftermath of an assassination and regency (a Judean revolution), and a quiet but radical revolution effected by outsiders whose ideas proved persuasive (Babylonian exile). Emerging from each of these were three key legal codes—the Covenant Code…

In Defense of Israeli Democracy: IDF Reservists Speak Out

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Join us for a special event to hear from Brigadier General (Res) Roy Riftin, Colonel (Res) Joab Rosenberg, and Colonel (Res) Ophir Bear, who will discuss the upcoming judicial reform and its impact on Israeli democracy. The suggested reform, which many are calling a judicial revolt, will change the balance of powers in Israel by…

CRS Outings: Tzedek Box Exhibit at HUC-JIR

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REGISTER Join Cantor De Lowe for a tour of the "Tzedek Box" exhibit at the Heller Musuem at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion. A new ceremonial object, the…