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I was in Australia!

Welcoming the wonderful friends at the Union for Progressive Judaism Biennial conference in Perth, Australia. Thanks for inviting me back!

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Shabbat Shalom – You’re Doing It Wrong!

OMG! Thanks to great educator Rachel Stern for reminding us that welcoming is so important. http://www.myjewishlearning.com/southern-and-jewish/shabbat-shalom-youre-doing-it-wrong/ pikiwiki_israel_38772_vacation_experience-e1478119668612 Read More

Susie and I Celebrating Break Fast

Susie and I celebrating break fast after a magnificent Yom Kippur with dear friends Rabbi Adrian Gottfried and Mariana Gottfried who brilliantly lead Cominidade Shalom in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was honored to give a talk before Neilah to more than 1200 congregants, many of them who have become good friends during our many visits to the incredible community. Best tip for synagogues: hand out (sealed) cups of water immediately after Havdalah! Ron and Susie Celebrating Break Fast Read More

An old friend in Dallas

Jack Molad, my fantastic youth educator who inspired me to leadership in USY back in Omaha, surprised me and Susie last night at the Dallas BookFest! He looks great and the crowd of 200 plus gave him a rousing ovation. Thanks Dallas JCC, dallas Jewish Historical Society, dear friends Janet and Jeff Beck and Ann and Nate Levine for bringing “Best Boy” to Big D! Loved it! IMG_1168 Read More

How Our Federation is “Sayin’ Thanks”

Love this! Just sayin’…

When was the last time you were thanked? By Zach Briton

Today and always, a core priority of the Federation system continues to be to raise the funds necessary to ensure that as a community, we can touch, save and change lives. At The Jewish Federation of Read More

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