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Seder with a Generous Helping of Social Justice: The ReachOut! Haggadah

Seder with a Generous Helping of Social Justice: The ReachOut! Haggadah

This year, when we gather together to celebrate Passover, the Jewish holiday of freedom, we will eat a great meal, enjoy four glasses (at least!)... Read More
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Jewish mentor Jerry Kellman gave Barack Obama major step up career ladder in 1985 in Chicago

Jewish mentor Jerry Kellman gave Barack Obama major step up career ladder in 1985 in Chicago

The road from unknown young college graduate to President of the United States was a long and winding road for President Barack Obama, and one... Read More
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Temple Emunah

What Does the Torah Say About Bullying? Parshat Va-y’hi 5771

I remember the moment as though it was yesterday.  It was the summer before fourth grade; my family had just moved from Long Island to... Read More
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Four Questions with Philanthropist Jay Ruderman

Four Questions with Philanthropist Jay Ruderman

Jay Ruderman is the president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, a leading funder of disability advocacy in the Jewish community and programs strengthening the relationship between Israelis... Read More
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Four Questions with Jon Feinman, Weightlifting Social Entrepreneur

Four Questions with Jon Feinman, Weightlifting Social Entrepreneur

Jon Feinman combines two classic Jewish interests in his nonprofit work: helping young people, and… weightlifting? Strange as it seems, Jon’s program, InnerCity Weightlifting, is changing... Read More
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Four Questions with Allegra Stout, Community Organizer for People with Disabilities

Four Questions with Allegra Stout, Community Organizer for People with Disabilities

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, so this week I’m chatting with Allegra Stout, a community organizer at the Boston Center for Independent Living. In... Read More
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VideoContest

VIDEO CONTEST: Hands On Tzedakah

Our very first entry comes from Julie Chivo:     Do you like it?  Don't forget to vote!  Think you can do better?  Prove it!... Read More
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Four Questions with Todd Finard, Real Estate Developer with a Cause

Four Questions with Todd Finard, Real Estate Developer with a Cause

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, and so this week we're shining a spotlight on an innovative project that helps those in our community with... Read More
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Clergy Against Bullets - Yitro 5771

Clergy Against Bullets - Yitro 5771

Yitro 5771- Clergy Against BulletsShabbat Shalom. Let me tell you about my wonderful baby-sitter, Lillie Frazier.  Lillie joined us just before I was born, having... Read More
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What's Jewish about Gay Pride?

What's Jewish about Gay Pride?

Last Shabbat, I was invited by Rav Claudia Kreiman to give the drash (sermon) at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline for the GLBTQ Pride Shabbat.... Read More
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