Based on several years of developing and monitoring these programs, this
guide from the Department of Jewish Family Concerns of the Union for
Reform Judaism, will help your synagogue begin a Caring Community
program and transform itself into a spiritual communal family.
How can we make our congregational schools a home for learning for all students? How can we welcome all children, regardless of their physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges, into our classrooms and the community of their peers? These questions can tear at the hearts of professional and l...
Kolel CD ROM Once you have finished reading The Tattooed Torah, Gates of Torah will take you on an introductory tour of the Torah scroll: its ornaments and how it is written. Activities, stories, video and museum tours provide hours of engaging educational entertainment for everyone i...
In this book, early childhood expert Andrea King tracks the development of two composite families through the life-cycle process and compares how well they manage the challenges that arise at each stage.
More than the centerpiece of Purim celebrations, Esther is unique in the biblical canon, and raises as many questions as it reveals answers. It is a rich source for text study, at Purim and throughout the year.
Gender Gap, The: A Congregational Guide for Beginning the Conversation about Men's Involvement in Synagogue Life
Studies report decreased involvement in Jewish communal life on the part of both men and boys. Anecdotal information backs up this trend. There are often more women than men at services, more girls than boys in youth groups, and more women than men on the synagogue boards. What is behind these numbers and why? This book presents ideas, reflective essays, and program ideas meant to start the conversation in the synagogue about this phenomenon. There are no definite answers here, rather a choice to test some ideas and begin a dialogue.
Still Small Voice: Reflections on Being a Jewish Man
What does it mean to be a Jewish man? Fifty years ago the answer was obvious, and the question unnecessary. Today, however, when women assume so many of the roles formerly reserved for men, and when men take on many traits formerly associated with women, how do we answer the question? The varied personal reflections included in this book represent individual voices responding to a communal change. Included are the voices of businessmen and artists, Jewish professionals and those struggling to understand their relationship to Judaism. This collection provides a thoughtful and thought-provoking snapshot of how Jewish mens' lives and souls are evolving in the present moment.