Dvar Torah

Originally published on May 31, 2011 on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog:
Yom Kippur Day Sermon addressing hunger by Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz. Adath Jeshurun Congregation - Minnetonka, MN.
JTA Op-Ed, originally published on 6/16/2010
This piece examines the environmental implications of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and the need for increased legal safeguards to protect natural resources. Originally published in the Union for Reform Judaism's Ten Minutes of Torah series.
How do we transform the lesson of Tu BiSh’vat – our responsibility to care for the earth and honor the foods of the season – into something that is relevant to us at each meal with which we are blessed?
A dvar torah about justice and community-building through a lens of hunger. Delivered in March 2012 at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, PA.
This dvar Torah was originally published as a part of the AJWS Chag v’Chesed series” and the same description “American Jewish World service publishes divrei Torah for each major Jewish holiday, which explore themes of social justice that emerge from that holiday. Visit to sign up to receive this publication by e-mail.

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Text Study created for Reform Jewish Voice of New York State's "And Justice for ALL" Shabbat, looking at parshat Vayeira and other Jewish sources on homosexuality.
Using small group work and class discussion, students will learn about basic community organizing principles and apply them to issues they want to address in their own lives.You may want to open with the “Leadership Shuffle” exercise at the beginning of this unit.
A 60 minute lesson plan for 14 - 16 year olds on the different actions they can take to make a positive change in the world.
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