Together, on April 29, 2018, we all made history! We both feel so blessed to be your presidents at this time, when we will take old traditions and new customs, and weave them together to form a new reform congregation in Highland Park. We look forward to making new friends, building a better world, and…

I was amazed and grateful for the thoughtful, intelligent questions, that I heard being asked at the town hall meetings last month, where we discussed the possible fusion of Congregation Solel and Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism. The questions touched on a variety of issues ranging from finances, leadership, buildings and education, but the most…

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to get on a plane headed for Boston to attend the URJ Biennial. The URJ Biennial is the place for Jews from across North America and the World to learn, pray, share ideas, dance and sing while helping shape the future of the Reform Movement. Over the…

On Sunday afternoon, October 8, I drove my car into the parking lot of Solel, where I was greeted by many extraordinary women. These women, who have hearts of gold, had their hands full of fresh-baked challah, homemade brownies, cookies, and cut up fresh fruit. We filed into several cars and headed South to eat,…

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