Recipe for a Ritual

by Rabbi Roni Handler
When Freedom to Marry, an organization dedicated to ending marriage discrimination, posted about my essay in Tablet Magazine, I was astounded by the tremendous response to the post and by the...  more

Shabbat Unplugged

by Jenny Ferentz
Jenny Ferentz, a counselor at Camp JRF, reflects on what makes the celebration of Shabbat at camp so special…   more

Summer Rite

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
There are all kinds of ways to make something special, and mark the passage of time. Let us know yours.   more

Bringing Up Baby

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
Life cycle rituals are not fixed experiences—even when the text and ceremony stays the same.   more

Yizkor on Memorial Day

by Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
It took the recitation of Yizkor on Memorial Day to remind me of this important fact: it is incumbent on me as a citizen to take time to reflect and remember.     more

True Confessions of an Omer Walker

by Rabbi Roni Handler
I pray that I continue to remember to prioritize both my spiritual and physical sustenance each and every day, even if only for the amount of time that it takes to recite a simple blessing.    more


by Rabbi Joshua Boettiger
I think of the Omer—this period of time we are now in the midst of—as learning to count, learning to wait. Shavuot is the only holiday that the Torah does not affix a particular date to; instead we...  more

Springing Into Action

by Rabbi Isabel de Koninck
Spring Break is often a time for beach parties and fun in the sun, but for many students on college campuses throughout America, Spring Break is increasingly a time for serving our communities and our earth through immersive service-learning experiences.    more