Beth Weinberg: Reflections on Yolanda Savage Narva ~~~ Editor's note: CLICK TO VIEW Yolanda Savage Narva's presentation on racial equality, diversity, and inclusion, from our June 20, 2021 Kenny Gaynes Memorial Sunday Morning Live. Savage Narva is the Director of Racial Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at the Union for Reform Judaism. (She is also the aunt [...]
Amy Katz: January 6 Riots (Part 2) [Read Part 1, HERE] A very psychic friend had posted something about Nevada, right when I was wondering if and where to go. I took that as a sign. My destination: Carson City, the Capitol of Nevada. (I had to look up where the Capitol of Nevada was). [...]
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld: A Prayer to the One Who Holds Us All This poem was originally published on the Hebrew College community blog last week. We are excited to share this poem with the CBB community. Of note, its author Rabbi Sharon is the sister of our own Rabbi Steve. -Ed. Offered on Election [...]
Joel Block: The Honest Struggle All of us, throughout our lives, often have to make choices between what we think we ought to do and what we think is good for us. This pandemic has only exacerbated that dilemma. I am a committed Reform Jew, and that means that I believe that it is incumbent upon me, and all [...]
Amy Katz: On the Front Lines in Portland I was shot last week. I was shot in the early morning on July 29, while walking in a single file line with about 10 other journalists: our hands in the air waving our press passes, which was highly redundant since we all had PRESS or NEWS [...]
Susan Rakov: Covid Wanderings That first week, the moment I break down is when I get the email that CBB is closing its doors. I was involved in a painful decision a few days before to close down 50 offices and cancel thousands of summer jobs, but the emotional impact hits when I read that [...]
Lorne Fienberg: A Note on Covid-19 Indulge me for a minute. Find a quiet place and read one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems -- out loud: I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as [...]
Hi everyone! Made it to Washington yesterday, and so glad I am here! It is overwhelmingly amazing to be here! Last night, a man climbed up on the traffic light with a bullhorn and gave a beautiful speech to the crowd at Black Lives Matter Square, the area in front of the White House, that Trump has barricaded off with a double iron fence. In his speech, he mentioned this movement is for all people, and talked about especially honoring women of all color, and then mentioned the Jewish people.