A Message from Marc

Bring Them Home Now

Dear Friends,  

Last Friday, I held my breath as I waited for the first round of hostages in Gaza to be released. Until the very last minute, it was unclear whether it would happen and who would be included, part of Hamas’ psychological warfare and another traumatic element of this excru…

Joyfully in Community

Dear Friends,

As we begin this new year, our beloved Israel continues to wrestle with its deep social and political challenges. This has been illustrated most poignantly by the continuing judicial overhaul process and the inexhaustible protests, even as the Prime Minister recently heralded …

Gratitude for Our Community

Dear Friends,

The High Holiday season is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. It’s a time for introspection and a chance to recommit ourselves to the lives we aspire to live and the community we aspire to create.
Over this past year, there have been …

Back to School

Dear Friends,

This time of year is full of transitions and change, endings and new beginnings. For many in our community, it is also the start of a new school year, which comes with excitement about potential and possibilities, as well as nervousness or even trepidation.

As the Jewish High…

Remembering and Revival

Dear Friends,     

This week, I heard the extraordinary story of The Survivors’ Talmud (also known as the U.S. Army Talmud) — the nearly 3,000-page, foundational text of Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish life — that was published in Allied-occupied Germany after World War II on behalf…