Keeping our Community Connected

Weekly messages from Jason Moss, our Executive Director.

December 16, 2021

During this year’s High Holy Days, I had the opportunity to speak at three of our community’s congregations. In my opening remarks, I introduced the notion that we are currently in the midst of a monumental shift in how Judaism is practiced and how Jews engage with their Judaism as was i…

December 7, 2021

And just like that… the last candle of Hanukkah has been lit and went out. Was the holiday more festive this year? Did you get a chance to celebrate together with family and friends? Did you appreciate this year’s festivities, just a little bit more? Hold onto those memories, as well as …

November 30, 2021

I have a confession to make…. Hanukkah snuck up on me this year. This may surprise some of you because I do lead a Jewish organization. It was not like I was not aware of when it was. After all, our Jewish Federation has published and shared an 8-year calendar of Jewish holidays with the c…

November 16, 2021

In her 1996 book, It Takes a Village, Hillary Clinton made a well-known African proverb part of American society’s lexicon of often uttered idioms. While it is not exactly clear where in Africa this proverb comes from, the original words pertained to the idea that a child is raised by mor…

November 9, 2021

Growing up, like most kids, I was on soccer teams in the fall, baseball teams in the spring, and swim teams during the summer months. I loved playing and being part of a team. As I have gotten older, I have often reflected on the impact those experiences had on me becoming who I am today, an…