Message from Gil

Standing with Israel

Standing with Israel

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At the time of this message, Israel is in its third day of war. Thousands of Israelis are dead or wounded, and more than 130 kidnapped or missing. The trauma Read more
Mobilizing for Israel

Mobilizing for Israel

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We would not ordinarily email on Shabbat or Yom Tov, but unfortunately, the events of the day necessitate it. This morning, our community awoke to the heartbreaking, deeply upsetting news Read more
Investing in Teen Mental Health

Investing in Teen Mental Health

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Friends, As a parent, I regularly worry about the well-being of my children, even now that they are grown. How can I make sure that they are well? How can Read more
On Fragility and Community

On Fragility and Community

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Friends, A few years ago, a New York Times series asked different authors to answer the question “what does it mean to be human?” One of the most interesting responses Read more
On Practicing Humility

On Practicing Humility

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“Humility is not thinking you are small. It is thinking that other people have greatness within them.” – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z”l Friends, As we approach Yom Kippur, I Read more
Remembering Rabbi Matthew H. Simon, z”l

Remembering Rabbi Matthew H. Simon, z”l

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As Rosh Hashanah begins this evening, I wish you and yours a very healthy, happy, and meaningful New Year and High Holiday season.  Friends,     On September 10th, Jewish Greater Read more
Building an Interdependent Community

Building an Interdependent Community

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This Monday marks 22 years since the attacks of 9/11. May the memories of those we lost continue to be for a blessing and may those who loved them find Read more
Building an Inclusive, Accessible Jewish Community

Building an Inclusive, Accessible Jewish Community

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Friends, What does it mean to feel comfortable and included in the Jewish community? What does it mean to be part of a Jewish community that is inclusive and accessible? Read more
Investing in Families with Young Children

Investing in Families with Young Children

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Wildfires continue to wreak havoc on communities in Maui. Federation and our Jewish communal partners are working to support those in need. We are deeply grateful to those who have Read more
Upcoming Safety & Security Preparedness Training

Upcoming Safety & Security Preparedness Training

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Friends, Our Jewish community is strongest when we come together in celebration, to learn and reflect, pray, or to simply enjoy one another’s company. But in order for us to Read more