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Super Sunday Features New Ways to Connect with the Community

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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

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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

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Celebrate Disability Inclusion with These Local (Virtual) Events

A Bat Mitvah Marks a Beginning … and an End

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...