A Message from Marc

We Need to Disagree Better

Shalom Chaverim, 

Last Shabbat, a woman approached me in synagogue. “I heard that you’re on a listening tour,” she said. I confirmed. 

“Well here’s what I have to say,” she continued. “I think we are destroying ourselves when we argue with one another. We need to be unified…

"Weaving" Communities

Shalom Chaverim,

Almost two weeks ago I attended an uplifting CJP event, our annual Chai in the Hub celebration at which a capacity crowd of more than 500 young adults gather to honor 10 outstanding young leaders in our community, hear an inspiring speaker, and just have fun.

As I told the…

"Like One Person with One Heart"

Shalom Chaverim, 

Like many Patriots fans, I experienced the emotional rollercoaster of watching last Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was one of the most exciting games and satisfying victories that I have seen in a long time. Yet, what I’ve been think…

In Every Generation

Shalom Chaverim,

Twice in the past week I have had the privilege of learning Torah and exploring big ideas with passionate and engaged adults in our community.

Last Friday, at our weekly staff Oneg Shabbat (Shabbat celebration), about 50 of my colleagues came together for breakfast and a d…

You Saw Me

Shalom Chaverim,
 
Over the past couple of months my listening tour, The 360Five, has picked up steam, including three geographically-based community meetings (Cambridge, Canton, and Brookline) and many additional, smaller meetings in different settings. In the coming months, I look forwa…