Category Archives: Week of Action

Posts related to the “Week of Action”, a program in response to the “National Day of Prayer” in early May.

Building Secular Communities

In July, I will be leading a panel discussion at the “Humanism at Work” conference sponsored by Foundation Beyond Belief in Rosemont, IL (near Chicago O’Hare airport) on “Building Secular Communities.” This is a topic on which Humanistic Judaism has much … Continue reading

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A Week of Actions #choosetoACT

I am very gratified that my idea of “action” as a Humanist response to a National Day of Prayer has been picked up by others who will #choosetoACT this April 24-30, 2014, the Week of Action supported by Foundation Beyond … Continue reading

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

V’lo ha-midrash hu ha-ikar ayleh ha-ma’aseh Commentary is not fundamental, but rather the deed Rabbi Simon ben Gamaliel, “Pirke Avot”, 2nd century CE Last spring, an idea crystallized for me. I hope it will speak to you. For years I … Continue reading

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Choose to ACT-3-Comforting Mourners

In this house is a family who has lost their matriarch, whose funeral I will be performing this weekend. We had a very frank and yet loving discussion of a complex and in many ways wonderful woman. Humanistic #choosetoACT can … Continue reading

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ChoosetoACT-2

#ChoosetoACT number 2 – Donating a heavy box of used children’s books to Bernie’s Book Bank, a wonderful charity that provides free books and even home libraries to children and families who need them. So far, haven’t felt excluded by … Continue reading

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ChoosetoACT #1

You don’t have to buy an American-made plug-in hybrid to #choosetoACT, but mine showed up yesterday! Members of Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation are supporting a “Choose to Act” initiative this May 2 as our response to the declared “National Day of Prayer,” … Continue reading

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“If Humanistic Jews don’t pray, what do you do?” “We DO!”

Those whose wisdom exceed their good deeds, to what may they be compared? To a tree whose branches are many but whose roots are few, and the wind comes and uproots it and overturns it on its face. But those … Continue reading

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