Announcing the Winter 2012 Issue of Reform Judaism Magazine

Friday, November 9, 2012
  • “Forum for the Future” by Jonathan Sarna, Rabbi David Gerber, David Cygielman, Yoav Shlesinger, Rebecca Missel, Sarah Lefton, and Josh Nelson:  Six 20s and 30s say what they need to find their home in the Jewish community, and historian Sarna illuminates what history can teach us about the challenge of engaging the next generation.
  • “What Will the Neighbors Say?!” - A conversation with Rabbi Edythe Mencher and Dale Atkins: How society has changed what it deems a disgrace, and how to break the cycle of unjustified shame.
  • “An Insider’s Guide to the Jewish Conversation” - A conversation with Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman: Judaism is essentially a “conversation,” and these are the essential texts Jewish conversationalists should know.
  • “Youth Engagement: Launching the B’nai Mitzvah Revolution” - A conversation with Rabbi Bradley Solmsen and Professor Isa Aron: Why we need a b’nai mitzvah revolution—and what such a revolution will encompass.
  • “History & Herstory” by Rabbi Rick Jacobs: Women are entitled to equal pay in the workforce and proper healthcare within the military.


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