Building Jewish Community Through Dance

photo courtesy Yana Brook

photo courtesy Yana Brook

By Abigail Pickus

Yana Brook was already a teenager when she found out that she was Jewish.

Growing up in St. Petersburg, the daughter of a Jewish father and a Russian mother, it wasn’t that her Jewish identity was deliberately hidden from her.

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Is It Really a New Year?

Our community has begun making strides toward being fully inclusive, but much work remains to be done.

By Jay Ruderman

The Jewish New Year has just begun and Jews worldwide are faced with a simple question: Will you be a better person in the coming year? The 10 Days of Penitence, which culminate with the fast of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, are days of reflection and introspection on our deeds over the past year, and looking forward to the new year, we pray it will be filled with happiness, hope, good health and peace on earth.

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