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Inclusion: More than just the right thing to do

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By Matan Koch, Director of Project Moses and General Counsel at RespectAbility

There are a few things that I’ve never heard said by any rabbi or synagogue board member: We have too many active members. We have too many people enriching our prayer experience by leading or praying with us.…

VIDEO: Celebrating 30 Years of the Boston-Haifa Connection

By Craig Byer, Senior Digital Marketing Manager

The Boston-Haifa Connection has brought thousands of Americans and Israelis together over the past 30 years. Together, we've strengthened Jewish identities, built lifelong friendships, and solved pressing issues in our communities. And on Wedn…

VIDEO: The Paradox of Rosh Hashanah

By Craig Byer, Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Why is the paradox of Rosh Hashanah — a day of both celebration and of judgement — a metaphor for our Jewish community in Greater Boston? How can a strong, vibrant Jewish community be accessible to everyone and more welcoming to all? 

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VIDEO: Imagine a Community

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By Craig Byer, Senior Digital Marketing Manager

The strength of the Greater Boston Jewish community is in our partnerships and collective voices. Together, we can welcome everyone into Jewish life and learning, engage the next generation, embrace different viewpoints, and repair the world. …

Affirming Our Connection: A Reflection on #CJPinSD

By Betsy Johnson, Women's Philanthropy Tzedek Mission Participant

When I announced my plan to spend a part of my summer volunteering at shelter for newly-arrived immigrants across the country, my friends and family were surprised. My year had had its own share of family struggles and trials…