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CEO Letter 9.11.20

By Jenn Ross

Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, this Rosh Hashanah, I wish you a particularly sweet and healthy year ahead. You deserve it. I have many good wishes for you including:

 

May you cherish what you have gained and not suffer greatly from what you have lost.

 

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Saying Sorry for the High Holidays

by Rabbi Sam Yolen, Congregation Beth Israel, Lebanon

“I’m sorry.” I hear the words drop out of me like rain from the sky. I don’t want to say them. Words of apology don’t come easy to me. Sometimes, when I say them, I don’t feel their weight when they roll off my lips. I just s…

8.28.20 CEO Letter

My earliest memory of anti-Semitism as a young child was the defacement of my family home’s sidewalk in Yonkers, NY by a neighbor.  Fortunately, apart from that experience, I have generally felt sheltered from this hatred, because we moved shortly thereafter to a community in Long Island …

Letter to the Editor

Kudos, congratulations, and heartfelt thanks, to Julie Sherman and her Jewish Film Festival Committee for making our July Sunday and Wednesday evenings so thought provoking, entertaining, and stimulating.  Our twice a week movie nights were wonderful and I looked forward to receiving the mi…

8.14.20 CEO Letter

By Jenn Ross

As I was seeking the right words to begin my column, my hero Dr. Rachel Levine spoke them in her opening remarks in the July 28 Department of Health press conference in response to the ongoing transphobic attacks she has been experiencing: “I have no room in my heart for hatr…