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  • The Music of Debbie Friedman: Six Cantors Live in NYC

    What a gift it has been to celebrate the legacy of Debbie Friedman this week, with the largest number of people present in the sanctuary since December 2019, and so many participating online. We hope you enjoy such memorable moments, including people dancing in the aisles and everyone singing tog...

  • Containing Multitudes: Gender, Identity, and Judaism

    In celebration of Pride Month, Dr. Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at Yeshiva University, joined in discussion with Rabbi Cosgrove on gender, faith, and how Jewish communities can affirm diverse identities. A celebrated poet, Dr. Ladin has a unique approach to tackling questions...

  • Period. End of Sentence.

    Learn about the critical issue of menstrual care access and education.

    In the US and worldwide, millions of girls and women around the world face an end to their education and career advancement because of stigma surrounding menstruation and lack of access to safe and clean products. Award winni...

  • So You Want To Be a Zionist

    Being a proud Zionist seems more daunting than ever. Supporters of Israel must often reckon with the possible repercussions of expressing this part of their identity, especially on college campuses and in young-adult circles. In honor of Yom HaAtzma’ut, our panel will discuss navigating these com...

  • Broken Remembrance Day

    Yaron Edel, who served with the rank of Major in the IDF and fought in the Second Lebanon War and the Intifada, shares his story about how he uses music to help with his PTSD, and his work with other soldiers through his organization, Shards, one of the most prominent in the field. In this conver...

  • Continuity Requires Religion: The Future of American Jewry

    How do we ensure that Judaism is carried on from generation to generation? In his recent article for the journal SAPIR, Rabbi Cosgrove identified a path forward aimed at reinvigorating a searching American Jewry. “It is only by way of mitzvot, the positive acts of Jewish identification, the langu...

  • Reform-Conservative-Orthodox Structures and Beyond

    Twentieth-century Jewish religious life was grounded in denomination-based congregations, providing a base for communal gathering and individual Jewish identity. However, recent studies point to an increasingly “post-denominational” future for American Jewry. Representing Reform, Conservative, an...

  • Roe V. Wade: What's at Stake?

    Madeline Gomez, Hillary Schneller, and Rabbi Koffman.

    In December, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Mississippi law that makes most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case is considered a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, setting the stage for what could be the most conseque...