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Super Sunday Features New Ways to Connect with the Community

Each year, the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday brings together hundreds of community members to connect and raise critical dollars to support the community’s most pressing needs.

Dear Miriam | Password Problem Proves Perplexing

Dear Miriam, I recently needed to create a family account for an online service.  When I tried to create a login, I received a message...

February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Celebrate Disability Inclusion with These Local (Virtual) Events

A Bat Mitvah Marks a Beginning … and an End

“You have a bubbe who is very ill, and I want her to see all of  her five grandchildren become a bar or bat mitzvah. ... So how about Sunday?”

Dear Miriam | Pandemic Rant Proves Uncomfortable

Dear Miriam, I have done almost no socializing during the pandemic, so I'm not sure what kinds of interactions people are having, but this struck...
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Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Is Going Virtual and Staying Strong

WHEN GABRIELLE KAPLAN-MAYER’S ELDEST SON, George, was diagnosed with autism at 3, she realized inclusivity is more than just a welcoming spirit. Now 15...

Longtime Cantor Sidney Karpo Dies at 93

Cantor Sidney Karpo, whose 55-year career began in 1952 and spanned two organizations and hundreds of students, died Jan. 18. He was 93. Karpo spent...

Dear Miriam | Waiting on Vaccine Stirs Anxiety

Dear Miriam, I'm genuinely happy for my friends who are getting vaccinated. I'm also deeply anxious about my own "place in line" and how or...
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Cantor Interprets Exodus Story

By Cantor Rita Glassman Parshat Bo Perhaps you’ve already heard this story. Still, I imagine you’ll agree that a really good story never loses its ability...

Dear Miriam | Make Life Work for You

Dear Miriam, As a Jewish professional and grad student, I am struggling.  I am eager to find ways to ground myself in today even when...