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Praying with Our Hands and Feet: Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps 0

Praying with Our Hands and Feet: Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog, Social Action, Youth & Family

As a native Houstonian, it was heart-wrenching to watch the news as Hurricane Harvey settled over the Texas Gulf Coast and dropped over 4 feet of rain in 4 days. At home in Austin, I streamed local KHOU news and watched images of emergency personnel, courageous civilians and news reporters evacuating people from their flooded homes and cars.

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The Israel Trip of a Lifetime 0

The Israel Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 in From the Blog, Israel

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to participate in the URJ Leadership Mission to Israel.  This trip was a jam-packed, whirlwind schedule crammed into six days filled by meetings with Israeli and Palestinian Authority politicians, leaders in the Reform movement, settlers, Arab businessmen, Reform congregations, former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, Natan Sharansky, Reform movement youth.

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