Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.
Rabbi Elyse Frishman is the editor of Mishkan T’filah, the Reform movement’s prayerbook. Ordained in 1981, she served fas Rabbi of The Reform Temple of Suffern (NY) for 14 years, and then as Senior Rabbi of The Barnert Temple (Franklin Lakes, NJ) for 22 years, retiring in 2017. Her rabbinate focused on the shaping of sacred community grounded in adult study, spiritual life and service. Most recently she served on
In 2021, “Torah Fridays” become “Leadership Torah Thursdays” with a new day, time and format. Join us for “Leading with Hope,” where we’ll explore six Leadership areas as sources of optimism and hope in these difficult times: Community: קהילה Charitable giving: צדקה Communication: דיבור Pluralism: פלורליזם Justice & Equality: צדק ושיוויון Redemption: גאולה This is an opportunity to learn beautiful Leadership Torah from leading scholars and practitioners in these fields. Each
Rabbi Georgette Kennebrae is the spiritual leader of Mikvé Israel-Emanuel in Curaçao; the oldest continuously running synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. A lover of history, culture, and language, she is honored to be part of such a rich history, heritage, and future. She has a passion for co-creating sacred community and spaces which are inclusive, meaningful, and joyous. Her desire is for each and every person to feel fully seen,
Join us for weekly inspiration before Shabbat and as we prepare to enter Elul.
Friday, September 11 at 11:30 am EDT with WGF Alum Rabbi Shai Held (Class 7), President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought at Hadar. View recording. Friday, September 4 at 11:30 am EDT with WGF Alum Dr. Mijal Bitton (Class 24), Fellow in Residence and faculty member at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Rosh Kehilla and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City. View
We hope 5781 has greeted you with hope and the promise of a happy and healthy year. We invite you to spend several Fridays out of every month with your “Wexner Family” to learn together before Shabbat in our new Torah Series, “From Sukkot to Hannukah – Infusing our Fall with Joy and Light.” We’ll hear from a variety of beloved Torah scholars every other week, providing inspiration and support