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Our Sacred Partnerships

by John Lewsen, April 30, 2023

Four Days of Jewish Leaders Talking about Jewish Things… Last week, I had the privilege and extraordinary one-time life-learning experience of attending the URJ Scheidt Seminar in Dallas, Texas together…

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Pesach, Springtime and Renewal

by John Lewsen, March 31, 2023

Here we are: individuals remembering a shared past and in pursuit of a shared destiny. The Seder is a protest against despair.”* As Pesach approaches, we are starting to see…

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Our Return Committee 3 years later

by John Lewsen, February 28, 2023

Three years ago on February 29, 2020, Brenda and I hosted a celebration with family and friends. Twenty-four of us crammed into our home. Over the course of the evening,…

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The Passing of Former Mayor Hazel McCallion

by John Lewsen, January 31, 2023

In her tribute to Rabbi Englander on his retirement from Solel in May 2014, Mayor Hazel McCallion commented that she “had the privilege of knowing Rabbi Englander and his wife…

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