Category Archives: Synagogue

My Cab Ride in Cuba

by Yasmine Moideen “A donde?” “Por la calle y la Calle trece.” My friends and I entered the dented, sky-blue, 1954 Bel Aire landing on creaky seats, shutting the doors harder than we should have. We were in Havana, Cuba … Continue reading

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Nonconforming Conformity

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director It was my joy a few weeks ago to attend my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah in Atlanta. After an impressive Torah reading, his father and my brother, Rabbi Eric Levy, gave a sermon about … Continue reading

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Ad Me’ah V’Esrim! (Until 120!): Reflections on reaching the 1st Birthday of Libi Eir Awakened Heart Community Mikveh at Beth Meyer Synagogue

By Rabbi Jenny Solomon Shehehiyanu, v’kiyamanu, v’higiyanu lazman ha’zeh!  (Thank you, God, for giving us life, sustaining us, and enabling us to reach this day!)  It is almost unfathomable to me that just a year ago we opened our doors … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Adult Learning and Clearing the Clutter

Joseph Reimer is the Director of the Institute for Informal Jewish Education and an Associate Professor and former Director of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University. He will co-facilitate a panel on mikveh education next week at … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Judaism that Feels Like Home

Amy Meltzer, author, mom, teacher and blogger, shares her thoughts on intermarried life, Jewish community, and finding a place to belong. I’ve gotten some flack for the title of my blog, Homeshuling. Why, people (most of them Rabbis) wonder, am … Continue reading

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