In the aftermath of the shooting in Thousand Oaks, Congregation Or Ami sent these resources - for solace, support, action and talking to kids - to all our congregants.
Spoken Word Poem: Our congregant kid was in that Country Western Dance Bar. He's Okay. I'm not. I've had enough.
Spoken Word Poetry on why American Jews must vote. Its a mitzvah!
Midrashic Monologue: Where was Sarah in the Akeidah (Torah), when Abraham almost sacrificed their son Isaac? We think she saved Isaac's life and the Jewish future.
Midrashic Monologue: Did you ever wonder what Abraham thought about in the years following his “almost-sacrifice” of his son Isaac? Based on Parashat Vayeira and the Akeidah, we imagine Abraham’s inner struggles.
Noah's wife is mentioned 5 times in Torah, but her name - Na'amah - is not. Hear the voices of other silenced women of Torah.
URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa is now a beautiful blank slate, awaiting our creativity, imagination and love.
The rabbis and cantor of Congregation Or Ami sent this letter about sexual violence to our adult congregants, our 9th-12th graders, recent high school graduates (18-22 year olds), and our faculty. We also sent a note to parents of 7th-12th graders with suggestions on conversations with their children.
Did God create a world before this one? Spoken-word poetry on Genesis.
To be a Jew today
Rabbi Paul Kipnes offers a definition for today's world.
Four college buddies gather together for a guy's weekend reunion. Open hearted sharing ensues. A spoken word poem.
That moment sitting with teens when I exclaimed, "WTF!"
I was anxious about going to summer camp.
Pray for the children, The ones who were taken away; And pray for the leaders, Whose moral compasses have gone astray.
Pray for the kids, Who wallow in their cages; And pray for the guards; Whose work sullies their wages...
A Spoken Word Poem about the pain some love with and through