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Praying with My Feet?

by Julie Aronowitz This piece was originally posted on Ritualwell.org. Do I believe that with God’s strength I can do all things? How powerful would that be? For the months of October and November, I spent every Saturday morning – … Read More

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Eddie Carmona, Barack Obama, and Me

By Rabbi Noah Farkas, rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, CA and JOIN for Justice Board Member This piece was originally posted on JewishJournal.com. Last Thursday, I met two extraordinary gentlemen in the span three hours. I was invited, along … Read More

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On Bridging the Gap

By Rabbi Elan Babchuck, alum of the Seminary Leadership Project, rabbi at Temple Emanu-El in Providence, Rhode Island, and former community organizer in LA. Rabbi Babchuck reflects on the profound potential of the community organizing training JOIN for Justice led for 43 Conservative … Read More

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A Rabbi’s Dream Comes to Life at JOIN’s Rabbinical Assembly Training

Rabbi David Baum, of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh in Boca Raton, FL and alum of the Seminary Leadership Project, reflects on feeling profoundly inspired after a powerful JOIN training with the Rabbinical Assembly: “I returned late Tuesday night from a conference … Read More

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Tisha B’Av–An Annual Pause to Stop Sinat Hinam–Baseless Hatred

by Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement at AVODAH, and alumna of the JOIN’s Seminary Leadership Project. This article was originally posted on AVODAH: Jewish Voices Pursuing Peace. Is there such a thing as sinat hinam –baseless … Read More

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