Rabbi Joy Levitt

Why Go To Synagogue If You Don’t Believe In God?

A message of faith for non-believers.

Special To The Jewish Week
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The other day, I was having a conversation with a friend who sheepishly admitted that she used to be one of those “three-day-a-year” Jews, who only went to synagogue on the High Holy Days.  I think she expected me to be critical, as though somehow, because I am a rabbi, I should have an opinion about her lack of observance.  In fact, I was curious about why she went at all, and probed a little deeper.

Will New Hebrew School Model Help Or Undermine Synagogues?

Collaborative Jewish Journey Project recruits pilot cohort, but turf questions linger.

Associate Editor

Does Hebrew school sound a little too 20th century for your third grader?

How about eight weeks of “Talmudic Stories In Stop-Motion Animation,” a session of “Create Your Own Hip-Hop Siddur” or a winter break spent doing Jewish theater? Or perhaps your child would prefer to learn Hebrew through a Saturday-night ropes course taught by a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant?

The Jewish Journey Project is the brainchild of Rabbi Joy Levitt.
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