A Message from Marc

Our World is on Fire

Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends),

This week, our world, our country, our communities, and the streets of our city have been both literally and metaphorically on fire. Like so many of you, I feel a combination of outrage and pain at the killing of George Floyd and at the racial injustice that …

Together in Song

Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends),

We are coming to the end of Mental Health Awareness Month, which has taken on new meaning this year. In addition to the other tragic dimensions of this pandemic, social distancing, isolation, loss, stress, and anxiety are exacerbating mental health challenges…

Roots and Wings

Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends),

A couple of weeks ago, on Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, my youngest daughter quietly interrupted my first Zoom meeting of the day to put a sticky note on my desk.

“Will you be free in 15 minutes?” the note asked. She was reminding me that she w…

In This Together

Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends), 

There is something powerful about the rhythm of the Jewish calendar and, as we felt this past week, the rhythm of the calendar of modern Israel. This year’s commemorations and celebrations were different, but COVID-19 did not stop us from coming together …

Zachor — "You Shall Remember"

Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends),

Earlier this week I had the privilege of joining renowned historian, Boston's own Dr. Jonathan Sarna, for a JewishBoston.com The Vibe of the Tribe podcast conversation about "Pandemics Past" and how American Jewish history can shed light on our current situat…