Barbara Weinstein is the associate director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, where she directs legislative policy. She is also the director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism.
In Jewish tradition, prayer begins when a minyan is assembled. This gathering of at least ten people creates an instant community and provides a sense of solidarity and strength that sustains in times of trial and in times of joy.
This past Shabbat, a super
The wildfires raging in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, have caused devastation throughout the community. More than 80,000 people have been evacuated and families have lost their homes.