Gimel – Susan Shuman

The gimel, ג is the third letter of the Alef-Bet. It is a derivative of the Hebrew word, gamol, which means ‘nurturing to ripeness’. ג is made up of the Hebrew letters Vav, ו  and Yud, י and seemingly depicts a wealthy person in pursuit of one who is less fortunate. The latter being the fourth letter…

Beit – Susan Shuman

The Hebrew letter ב “Beit” is the second letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet. Beit symbolizes the number two and is the extension, or vehicle, of א Aleph. To appreciate ב Beit, we must be mindful of א Aleph, since ב Beit is that through which א Aleph speaks. As such, ב Beit can be viewed…

Aleph – Susan Shuman

אָלּף Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet or Aleph-Bet.  It is pronounced AH-lef, and is silent. Like Israel herself, Aleph has a unique story, as do all the letters of the Aleph-bet. This letter symbolizes the One-ness and the timelessness of G-d. Even its name, Aleph, which is derived from the Hebrew…

A Conversation on Leadership with Rick Recht and Al Cohn

  AL COHN: Rick not everyone had the chance to connect with you this weekend the way that I did as temporal [unclear 00:10] leadership team and everyone knows you as a Jewish rock star and everyone knows you for your ability to facilitate leadership workshops and help with board dynamics and that side of…

We Can Help

Another natural disaster has struck, and another, and another. Although we cannot stop natural disasters from happening immediately, we can help in other ways. Our Jewish communities in North Carolina and Florida need our help. Here is what you can do, near or far, to assist, from the URJ Blog as of October 18, 2018. Click…