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Rabbinical School of Hebrew College Issues Environmental Call To Action

In the fight to secure the planet’s future, the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College is beckoning the past for inspiration. And it’s urging others to do the same. Leaders of the school have issued a call to Jews around the world to revive an ancient prayer ritual that affirms the story of divine creation and, in doing so, makes an unambiguous commitment to preserving the environment.

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Dayna Bailen, who is in her final year of Hebrew College’s cantor-educator program, has been named the Ahavath Torah Congregation director of education at the Rabbi Gerson South Area Religous School in Stoughton, Mass. “She is young, bright and enthusiastic,” Rabbi Jonathan Hausman, religious leader of ATC, told the Stoughton Journal. “She will bring a new dynamism to the Gerson Religious School and our approach.”


  (Parshat Ki Tetzei, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, a group in Japan launched a project in which storytellers are training to retell the experiences of survivors. My grandfather participated in a similar project 20 years ago, the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which sought to collect […]
A few weeks ago, I went with a friend to a prayer service and march, protesting the building of a high-pressure fracked gas pipeline through a residential neighborhood in the Boston area. Standing in a soccer field with parents, kids, and dogs, we sang songs of hope and resilience, crying out against the building of […]