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FOCUS
ON HARDSHIP
& HOPE

A Small Act
of Kindness

a conversation
with Edythe Mencher

The Rabbi's Tears
by Howard D. Silverman

A Torah
for Cancer

by Dana Jennings

A Whiff of Love
by Simeon J Maslin

Re-envisioning Alzheimer's
by Michele Medwin

Lifeline to
the Future

by Michael Marmur

IN THE BEGINNING

Rabbi Eric H. YoffieDear Reader:
Give Israel's
Arab Citizens
Full Equality

by Eric H. Yoffie

The New Union
An Open Letter
to the Reform Movement

by Eric H. Yoffie
and Peter Weidhorn


JEWISH LIFE

Books: Reviews
by Bonny V. Fetterman

Books: Significant
Jewish Books
for Discussion

by Bonny V. Fetterman

Cooking:
A Roman Repast

by Tina D. Wasserman

Small Congregations:
A Temple Revives in a Funeral Home

by Debby Waldman

Diaspora:
Miracle in
Barbados

by Aron and Judy
Hirt-Manheimer

RJ Web Exclusive:
The Jews of Barbados
an interview with Karl Watson

RJ Magazine Summer 2009SUMMER '09 COVER STORY
Cyber Judaism
The way we communicate our sacred tradition has changed radically since the days of the oral tradition, quills and parchment, and the invention of the printing press. Five Reform rabbis and three lay leaders share their perspectives on how the latest technologies are changing Jewish life. Also see Cyber Innovations and Free Union Cyber Support.


FEATURE STORY - A REFORM JUDAISM EXCLUSIVE 

The German Overture
The German Overture 
The untold story of how in 1943—a year before the Walkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler—the German High Command offered to turn Wehrmacht forces against the Waffen-SS Nazi troops and help America win the war. A Reform Judaism exclusive interview with Charles Fenyvesi.


FUTURE FEATURES - FALL 2009

  • Finances & Our Future—Historian Jonathan Sarna on past financial crises; how economic woes are reshaping Jewish life today; and trends to watch.

  • RJ Insider’s Guide to College Life — Conversations with four Jewish university presidents (Tufts, Tulane, University of Pennsylvania, Austin); Facebook & The College Choice; Financial Wisdom for Tough Times; Applications; The Top 60 Schools Jews Choose; The Top 20 Schools by Percentage of Jews; Israel Options; Answering Anti-Israel Sentiment on Campus; Jewish Jobs….

Omitted Contents - Summer 2009

Because of copyright infringement and other reasons, the following stories which appear in the print version of Reform Judaism Summer 2009 are not available online: “Letters,” “Portrait: Anita Lewis, Sterling, Alaska,” “Focus Introduction,” and “Triumph of the Spirit” by Dr. Jerome Groopman.

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THIRD INSTALLMENT 
NEWS AND VIEWS
OF REFORM JEWS
 

News and View of Reform Jews

Feature Story
Cyber Innovations

Reform Jews are turning
toward technology to
build synagogue community
by Jane Herman


Chairman's Perspective:
A Time to Change

by Peter Weidhorn
Restructuring the Union for Reform Judaism and responding to temple members' needs.


debatable

Debatable:
Should Reform
Jews Engage
with Pro-Israel
Fundamentalists?
YES by Norman Cohen
NO by Jonathan Biatch

 Quotable
Eric H. Yoffie on mergers, Chaim Stern on prayers, Barbara Holender's poem in tribute to Susan Wehle

 What Works
Personalizing the High Holy Days at Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills & Congregation Or Chadash, Damascus, MD

 Helpline
Social Action Q&A on state ballot initiatives, program ideas, & advocacy assistance

 Noteworthy
Reform Jew designs inaugural medal, Rabbi David Saperstein serves on President's Advisory Council...

 Happenings
July - August, 2009: NFTY Mitzvah Corps, lifelong fun & learning for adults, Jewish choral festivals, Jacobs Camp and Camp Coleman celebrations...

 Free Union Cyber Support
Web support, consultants, e-study/thought/interaction, Union news & ideas, social networking...

 In Memory 
Melvin T. Goldberger, who helped create Camp Coleman, Camp Kutz, Henry S. Jacobs Camp, and Greene Family Camp...

Union for Reform Judaism.