Opinion

In sacred texts, we belong

Rabbi Micah Buck-YaelRabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/him or they/them) serves as Keshet’s Director of Education and Training, where he works to provide Jewish organizations with the knowledge and tools to build LGBTQ-affirming community. He brings a…

Leaving Babylon

Joseph SamuelsJoseph Samuels, a retired real estate developer who has traveled to more than 100 countries, writes frequently about Jews from Arab lands. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Ruby.…

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter: more important than ever

Natalia A. FeduschakNatalia A. Feduschak joined UJE in October 2013. With more than twenty years of international journalism experience, she has spent much of her career covering the former Soviet Union, from…

A new home for the LGBTQ+ Jewish community in Toronto

Cara GoldCara Gold is a Jewish community builder, organizer and dreamer working at the Miles Nadal JCC. Cara sits on the board of Hashomer Hazair Canada and is an alumni of the…

Reading Braiding Sweetgrass in a shmita year

At the start of 5782, my hevruta study partner and I decided to begin a course through the education platform ProjectZug on shmita laws. The laws ask us to take only what…

Don’t rest on the laurels of Jews from history

Ella Gladstone MartinElla is currently fulfilling her dream of becoming an ordained Cantor at Hebrew Union College in New York City. Ella studied Musical Theatre at the Etobicoke School of the Arts…

Repair our world

Rabbi Jeremy ParnesRabbi Jeremy Parnes received rabbinic ordination through the ALEPH Ordination Program (AOP). He has been the Spiritual Leader of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Regina since 1998. He is active in interfaith and chaplaincy…

The way we are

Clarrie FeinsteinClarrie Feinstein is a journalist based in Toronto where she is currently a reporter for Toronto Star. She previously was a reporter for Metroland Media where she covered education in Peel…

The Millennial Mitzvah

David WeitznerDavid Weitzner is an assistant professor of management at York University. His book Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work is out now through University of Toronto Press and Penguin Random House…

Laughing through life hand-in-hand

Anna ShermanAnna Sherman is a Registered Psychotherapist, Maternal Mental Health Practitioner, Clinical Supervisor and author, working with individuals, couples and families. She helps clients to heal and overcome trauma, fears and emotional blocks…

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