Talking With Your Teenager About Recent Events

From the 2019 9th Grade Civil Rights Journey in Montgomery, Alabama All of us share a desire for our children to be fearless advocates for justice and empathy. In times like these, it is difficult to know how to draw the line between addressing current events directly and shielding those we love from the world’s …

‘175 Years Ago Today’: A Message from Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

Dear Friends, One hundred seventy-five years ago today, April 13, 1845, thirty-three German immigrants, refugees of the despotism surging in Western Europe, founded Temple Emanu-El in a small rented facility downtown on the corner of Clinton and Grand streets. It was the city’s first Reform synagogue, and soon became the model for Reform congregations around …