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Women of Impact: Juanita Moss

April 2019

Each month our Women of Impact profile features a local woman, nominated by a local community member, who is making an impact in our community. For this month’s profile, Meredith Chandler spoke with Juanita Moss, who has held several leadership positions at Young Israel of West…

From "Other" to "Us"

It feels as if a trend has taken hold of the world and it is not something we should be proud of. The increasing focus on how we are different from the "other" has very serious consequences. Is it just easier to see differences than to look for the common ground that could unite us?

This we…

Respect Boundaries

Can you imagine a life without boundaries? Do we have the self-discipline and self-control to set our own limits? We may like to think so, but at the end of the day most of us realize that we're better off with some externally imposed boundaries.

This week's Torah portion, Sh'mini, establis…

It's All About the Filling!

This coming week, Jews around the world will celebrate Purim. We have been celebrating Purim since at least 124 B.C.E. It is a holiday that continues to be relevant - as is this message from last year. I hope it deepens your appreciation for Purim and the lessons it teaches. - Howard

Someti…

The Gift of Dignity

This week's Torah portion, P'kudei, recounts the diverse offerings the Israelites made to build the Tabernacle and recalls the creation of the priestly vestments. After an inventory is taken, the people bring the Tabernacle and its furnishings to Moses, who blesses them. Moses then sets up t…