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After the November election, many of us were left with numerous concerns, including about how the president-elect and his advisors will deal with environmental issues such as climate change. While those concerns are still valid, I realized there are many things I could change about how I live my...
This blog is written by guest blogger Leah Schuckit, JCRC Fall 2016 Social Justice Intern.   As a young Jewish kid, Hanukkah was my favorite time of the year. I can still remember being in grade school and impatiently waiting for my Hebrew School lessons to turn to the Maccabees and the T...
We believe that eating healthy, fresh food is a fundamental right and a shared spiritual ethic. We’ve launched project Open Grove with Seeds of Hope, repurposing unused congregational land to grow orchards and build food security in LA. This competitive grant process ends Tuesday (9/16) at noon. L...
How to make an ice menorah: (from http://neohasid.org/zman/chanukah/ice_menorah/) First, here's what's cool about an ice menorah: reflections in the ice; it floats - water is amazing and awesome; renewable resource - and if it's cold enough where you are, just freeze it outsi...