Category Archives: High Holidays

One Small Act

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director The wind swirls today. Is it here to strip us of our unwanted bits, to smooth our testy edges, to burnish the gems in our souls? It bends the trees, branches, and bowed … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Water

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving Let me tell you a little secret of mine. I actually hate getting in the water. I’m not a fan of summer, in part because I’d rather be cold than hot, but also … Continue reading

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The Choices

By Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg I grew up listening to Marlo Thomas’s “Free to be You and Me,” a compilation of songs and stories geared towards children that immerses the listener in the progressive values of the early 70’s: gender equity, … Continue reading

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Dear Clergy: Thank You

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Summer, yet very nearly fall. Tomatoes and basil replaced by apples and honey. Cut-grass and pinot grigio segue into damp leaves, nutmeg, and zinfandel. Barbecues morph into holiday dinners. The filled up buckets … Continue reading

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Reflections on Hillel, the High Holidays, and (not) Hoping

by Leah Wittenberg, Mayyim Hayyim Intern Last Monday, I woke up startled, breathing quickly and heavily.  I had just experienced the oddest nightmare: Tufts Hillel was being shut down. I couldn’t tell you the exact reason why Hillel was closing, but … Continue reading

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