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Memories of Birthday Past Inspire Giving to Others

How one Barbie led to a lifetime commitment to birthday celebrations.

Searching a Family Tree for Raisins: A Passover Story

Remembering the flavors and folks of seders past.

For Many Multicultural Jewish Families Passover is About Tradition

For multiracial and multicultural Jewish families, the Passover seder is an opportunity to share elements of their racial and cultural backgrounds.

Summer Lovin’-Valentine’s Day Edition- Paul & Shari

PAUL & SHARI ISSERLES When/how/where at camp did you meet? The summer of 1994 was the first summer that we ...

Large Multicultural Family Finds a Jewish Home In North Carolina

Though they did not start off life as Jews, Puah Millsaps and her multiracial family have never felt more welcome ...

L’Dor V’Dor… In The Deep South

Over the summer, I traveled to Greenville, Mississippi for one of my Education Fellow visits to Hebrew Union Congregation. Before ...

A Spiritual Assist for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. So in the past I did not bother at all. This year, is ...

Holidays Down South (With a Little Help from Technology)

Holidays are always prime family time. My whole family goes to my grandparents’ house for pretty much every holiday, and ...

From Israel to America: Sephardi Inspiration for Hanukkah

For many years, I worked in the most special place I could imagine. A radical Beit Midrash (house of study) ...

How Having a Baby Has Changed This Rabbi’s Blessings

This summer, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world in Jackson, Mississippi. Ever since, the birth ...