Rep. Schneider on Immigration

Chevre, Not too long ago I contacted Rep. Brad Schneider's office asking for help in facilitating the immigration of the Iraqi family that we are trying to help through HIAS.  His office contacted the State Dept., as I've shared before.  Just the other day, I received...

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High Holidays Are Around A Few Corners

Chevre, Summer finally has arrived and it is gorgeous outside.  I hope that you are enjoying and taking advantage of it. While living in the moment is important, a few of us already are hard at work preparing for the High Holidays in mid-September. Join me and Randi...

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Mazel Tov to Rich Herman

Chevre, If you weren't there, you missed one of the highlights of B'Chavana's history. After sitting with the Bet Din (rabbinic panel, plus Karen representing B'Chavana) and going through the mikvah as the first elements of his conversion and official welcome into the...

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Hate Is On The Rise

Chevre, You know that I do not dwell on anti-semitism.  I understand my calling in the rabbinate to be a positive one - to enable people to live Jewish lives constructed out of a freely chosen affirmation, rather than in response to what others might say or do. Yet I...

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