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Going Forward

There is one line in this week's Torah portion, Shoftim, that offers us a certain perspective about how we look to the future. While discussing the emerging leadership structure of the newly formed tribes of Israel and realizing that new leaders may wish to return to Egypt to acquire additio…

Open Hands

As Jews, we are commanded to conduct ourselves according to a set of values that have defined who we are as a people for over 5,000 years. When we act in accordance with a known commandment, it gives us a sense of pride and connection to the entire Jewish people. Consider how much greater sa…

How Big Is Your Will? How Large Are Your Dreams?

Friends, our Federation's Vice President of Development, Rachel Berezin, recently returned from a Jewish Federations of North America mission to Berlin and Budapest. This week I've asked her to share one of her most meaningful moments from the trip with you. I hope you find it as moving as I…

Are We There Yet?

This week's Torah portion, Matot-Mas-ei, tells us how Moses recounted for the Israelites the detailed journey made from Egypt to the Promised Land - a journey that included 42 encampments. But Matot-Mas-ei is more than a travelogue; it asks us to recognize and appreciate the numerous steps we…

Women of Impact: Judy Rosenthal

June 2018
 
Welcome to our third Women of Impact profile! Each month we are getting to know a woman, nominated by you, who is making an impact in our community. For this month’s profile, Meredith Chandler spoke with Judy Rosenthal. Among her many volunteer activities, Judy is the volunt…