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Jewish Spiritual Parenting

Rabbi Kipnes’ new book — co-authored with his wife, Michelle November, MSSW — is available now.

How do we guide children to be spiritually balanced, emotionally whole, Jewishly connected individuals?

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Latest Blog Posts

Protected: First Funeral during the Covid-19 Pandemic: What We Did

March 24, 2020

Pay It Forward, Covid-19-style

March 23, 2020

During this pandemic, we can Pay It Forward, taking care of a whole web of workers, businesses, and organizations that have long cared for, served, or sustained us. Read more

Dear Jewish Leader, Are You Up to the Task?

March 20, 2020

An open letter to Jewish leaders about how to lead through Covid-19 present and future. Read more

Prayer for Rising Waters: Getting Through Covid-19

March 15, 2020

A Jewish prayer finding strength in the responses of our ancestors to the trials in their lives. Specially written for during the Covid-19 outbreak Read more

We Have been Here Before: Spiritual Wisdom for Enduring Covid-19

March 13, 2020

I feel this sense of deja vu as we began to cancel plans and hunker down. Yes, the coronavirus-compelled communal self-quarantine descending upon our county, state and country felt vaguely familiar. Here’s how we get through then and will now.  Read more

It’s Been Weeks Since I Wrote ‘bout My Dad

November 24, 2019

A poem providing insight into mourning during the in-between times. Read more

Protected: Wedding Charges

November 20, 2019

Our mentor – Rabbi Allan Smith – died this week

November 14, 2019

Rabbi Allan Smith, mentor to thousands of Reform Jewish youth, died. He had a profound influence on my life, and on the direction of the Reform Jewish movement. Read more

Disruptive Judaism: Will Your Synagogue Be Beit Blockbuster or Kehillat Netflix?

October 27, 2019

Responding to a Disruptive Marketplace for synagogues: The choice is pretty clear: Kehillat Netflix or Beit Blockbuster. Which one will your synagogue become? Kehillat Netflix takes its name from a company that openly and confidently takes chances, risks failure, goes up against conventional wisdom, constantly pivots strategically, and thus has… Read more