Voices

12.31.21 CEO Letter

By Jenn Ross

I recently watched the Netflix limited series Maid, a powerful dramatization of some of the injustices in our society. I was struck by how many of the issues presented in the series caused me to reflect on the Jewish concept of Tzedek, or “justice.”

Social justice efforts …

A Candle Speaks

By Ann Van Dyke
This speech was originally given at November's Thanksgiving Eve Interfaith Service

When I was a little girl growing up in a farming community in northern PA, the lighting of the candles on the altar of our little Methodist church said, “Quiet your heart and mind. Worship b…

Is There A Blessing for the Metaverse?

By Rabbi Sam Yolen, Congregation Beth Israel

Recently Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new rebranding campaign. Henceforth, Facebook shall be known as “Meta,” short for “Metaverse,” which is the culmination of decades of augmented reality technology and digitized human relatio…

Antisemitism Hits Close to Home

By Jenn Ross

Here at home and across the nation this Chanukah, the Jewish community came together to participate in the Shine A Light initiative, which called on us to stand up against antisemitism through events and online advocacy through shinealighton.com. Unfortunately, the need for thi…

CEO Letter 12.3.21

By Jenn Ross

Happy Chanukah! This time of year is always exciting, with celebrations, connection with community, and other “small miracles” that bring light to the darkness of winter.

Blue Dove Foundation’s “Eight Nights of Gratitude” campaign calls on us to stop and reflect on m…