Joining Together To Say Never Forget & Never Again
Three men have been on my mind quite a bit in recent days. Just weeks before everything shut down in 2020, we gathered to mourn the
Lifting Each Other Up
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of being in Framingham at the Jewish Family Services office. My friend and colleague Lino Covarrubias had invited me
Our Jewish Community Does Not Walk Alone
Just hours before we gathered last night as JCRC and the Mass. Association of Jewish Federations, for our first in-person Legislative Reception since 2019, we
Uncomfortable and Necessary Conversations
This was a very challenging week for those of us who are deeply invested in the future of the state of Israel. It is one
Bonds of Home and Homeland
This past week the Jewish Federations of North America and the united institutions of the Conservative Movement both released public messages weighing in directly on
JCRC’s Rachie Lewis on Welcoming the Stranger
This article was originally posted in the NCJW Massachusetts local blog. NCJW takes special interest in immigrants and asylum seekers. In this month’s Deep Dive,
Responding to our Israeli partners in this moment
I often write about relationships of obligation and accountability with our partners and allies. So much of our work at JCRC is about investing in
Tensions of our Jewish Identities and Safety
This article was originally published on the Times of Israel Blogs. Why do some Jewish organizations and advocates – who profess fierce loyalty and commitment to the
How the Jewish Community is Honoring MLK
Next weekend we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is a particularly exciting and historic year in the city of Boston, and I
Respect for marriage, reconciliation and being seen on the White House lawn
Read an op-ed by JCRC CEO Jeremy Burton and Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches about being present for the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act.
The Power of Being Fully Visible
On Tuesday I had the incredible honor of being invited to the White House for the ceremony as President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law. It was an awesome, celebratory day and I was proud to be there, on behalf of JCRC and as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Antisemitism Is On The Rise. Here’s What You Can Do About It.
Jeremy Burton, the CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, told HuffPost that all Americans need to recognize that antisemitism is not just