Jewish Voices, Jewish Lives

It’s what we do every day. Whether it’s the food we favor…a bagel with shmear… or the drive to repair the world…tikkun olam, we Jews are there, especially in Rockland County. We plan to bring Doing Jewish to you every Friday. Sometimes it’ll be fun, sometimes it’ll be serious.

Build. Support. Secure. Together, for Good

Everywhere you look these days it seems that you see division, fractiousness, and conflict. War in Europe. Political brawls in the US. Tensions in places around the world that have been peaceful until recent years. Extremists of all kinds intimidating vulnerable communities. And we are all a…

Shaloman & Jewish Pride

When is the last time you read about the adventures of Shaloman? What do you mean you never heard of Shaloman? No, I am not making this superhero up. If you haven’t heard of him, I am honestly not surprised. In 1988, Al Wiesner wrote and self-published the first issue of Shaloman: The Man…

Words into Action

I recently listened to a podcast in which author Colin Campbell was talking about his new book on grief, ‘Finding The Words’. It was a very moving conversation, as the author talked about the experience of losing both of his teenage children in a car accident. Campbell made a critically …

Stepping Up

We’ve all been asked to “Step Up” at some point in our lives. What does that mean to you? To me, it means taking responsibility - particularly for others, especially those in need.

Jewish people have historically stepped up over the millenia, and with great passion, supporting and ad…

Split Apart

A couple of nights ago I was sitting, as is customary for many, on the floor at my synagogue, as we listened to the reading of Eicha, the book of Lamentations. It was the eve of Tisha B’Av, the fast day yesterday when we commemorated the destruction of our temples and the loss of our sover…