Sisterhood dinner continues long tradition with Good Cheer Club for the Blind

By Patty Lewis

Religious school, as always, served a great brunch for Mother’s Day, with the help of Karen, Scott and Scott’s children. If you have never been to one of their brunches, you are missing out.

Karen’s and Gary Harris’s daughter Sarah did a great job on her Bat Mitzvah. Karen has done a wonderful job with her children and set a great example. Gary supports her and the children. They are such a great family.

At its July 12 meeting, Sisterhood held a delicious fried chicken dinner for the Good Cheer Club for the Blind.

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Student Rabbi Kylynn Perdue-Bronson begins term with UHC

By Student Rabbi Kylynn Perdue-Bronson

Greetings!

I am in the rabbinical program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. I was born in lower Michigan and got my B.A. in Spanish from Northern Michigan University in the Upper Peninsula.

I was active in my college Hillel, where I served as president and participated in community theater. After graduating, I spent a few months as an English teaching assistant in Galicia, Spain.

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‘The blights of society take precedence over the mysteries of heaven’

By Terry Fear

Even though I am a Reform Jew, I am drawn to a more orthodox morning prayer: I give thanks to You, Everlasting King, that You have returned to me my soul with compassion. Great is Your faithfulness.

Intellectually, of course, I know that does not happen. But spiritually, for me, that prayer acknowledges my daily return to God.

I believe that within the soul resides our yearning for social justice. And every morning, I can use that prayer to recommit to lending my voice, if given the opportunity, to someone whom society has made voice-less.

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