Searching for Meaning from an Unsettling Year

Irma. Harvey. Charlottesville. They are the names given to three extraordinary and deadly events, which all happened in the last few weeks. And that’s only a small part of the past chaotic year — in our politics, in our society and in our environment. The surprise election of Donald Trump upended much of our nation’s… Read More

Baltimore-Florida Connections Stay Strong During Irma

With relief efforts still underway for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Jewish agencies and individuals in Baltimore stepped up again, as Hurricane Irma ripped across Florida, leaving millions more people in need of aid. Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful recorded storms to strike the United States. When it slammed into the Florida Keys… Read More

Chabad Rabbis See Devastated Houston

At first, the older couple waved off the offer of help. But Rabbi Sholom Deitsch of Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia was patient and persistent. Only days before Hurricane Irma struck Florida, Deitsch had come to Houston last week with 50 other Chabad rabbis to help people in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The people… Read More