Slow Dancing with Roxanna Amichai’s Reflections from the Dominican Republic and four more postcards from a week with AJWS Global Justice Fellows On Sunday night, January 15 2017, I returned to NYC from spending a week in the Dominican Republic … Continue reading
Santo Domingo/Day One 1/9/17 When Jenny, a Dominican citizen and community activist, went to get her Government ID reissued recently in Santo Domingo, she was told to brush her ‘kinky’ hair to look more European and lady-like – or she will not … Continue reading
Come listen to Rabbi Amichai share about his walk and way, make a little music together, dance just a little in the spirit of our time together, and talk as a group about how, together, we can heal and repair … Continue reading
My uncle Jack Lunzer is being buried in London this afternoon. He was 92, the 7th of my my mother’s siblings to die, leaving her, the 8th and last to hold the torch of a fabled family chapter. Just … Continue reading
Election Aftermath Tests
Strength of year-old Jewish Emergent Network
faces challenge amid ‘national awakening’ after vote.
Two months after beginning a rabbinic fellowship sponsored by the Jewish Emergent Network, a collaboration between seven unconventional communities around the country rethinking Jewish engagement, Rabbi Kerry Chaplin found herself swaying arm in arm with hundreds of others at a Havdalah ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial.
It was the weekend after the election results and the seven newly instated rabbinic fellows were in Washington, D.C., for one of the fellowship’s seven retreats. Though the Havdalah ceremony h Continue reading