Author Archives: Rabbi Barbara Symons

Broken Glass Leads to Wholeness

Posted on by Rabbi Barbara Symons

As Debbie Jacknin, our resident artist, said to our students: when we as Jews think of broken glass, we think of Kristallnacht.  And while the shards of colorful broken glass that were to be used to create our memorial to … Continue reading

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A Proud Moment

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It was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I sat on the “bimah” of the Monroeville United Methodist Church along with the clergy and lay representatives of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium as we expressed our thankfulness and celebrated the diversity of … Continue reading

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The Kotel Needs to be all of ours

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Are you ready to make your voice heard?  If so, go to the Religious Action Center petition urging the Israeli government to ensure that oversight of the Kotel includes a range of Jewish views and voices and protects gender equality. … Continue reading

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