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Yom Kippur Confession to Queer People

On Yom Kippur we come together as a community to confess our sins of the previous year. Part of this is acknowledging the harm we have committed knowingly or unknowningly. It can often be the case that even the communities who consider themselves progressive and open have fallen short to create a safe space for… Continue reading Yom Kippur Confession to Queer People

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A Meaningful Yom Kippur As A Mom

Yom Kippur often stands out of me as the holiday that just feels different once you've become a mother (or are pregnant).  Had you asked me before I ever became a mom if fasting on Yom Kippur was important to me, I probably would have shrugged.  There were years when I fasted and years when… Continue reading A Meaningful Yom Kippur As A Mom

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Help Your Kids Enjoy Services at Temple

The idea of bringing kids to temple can be overwhelming and stressful and every congregation has a different tolerance for kiddo noise and squirms.  I have been bringing my kids to services with me for a long time and also teach religious school, so here are some of my recommendations for making it easier. 1.… Continue reading Help Your Kids Enjoy Services at Temple