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An open letter to Jewish leaders about how to lead through Covid-19 present and future.
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
A video that explores what it feels like to be a mourner, featuring my poem - The Secret Life of a Mourner.
A video that explores what to say to a mourner. Of particular significance for me since my father Ken Kipnes died.
Spoken word poetry about a rabbi who now has to be the one who sits shiva and let's other take care of him.
A spoken word poem about a rabbi who realizes that after all the pastoral support for people whose loved ones have died, he never really knew what it felt like. Until his own father died.
Rabbinic Student Elana Nemintoff reflects on the role of the rabbi during the immediate responses by Congregation Or Ami, Calabasas, to the Woolsey fire.
How does a Rabbi deal with the trauma of a fire and some shootings? Here's another peek into the journey.
When the fires hit in southern california, we took 10 Community-Restoring Actions that helped our congregants, community and ourselves.
Facing the trauma after the fires. If it can happen to the rabbi, it can happen to you too...
When Cutting One’s Hair for Chemo: A Prayer/Blessing/Drash/Spoken Word Rap
A Kaddish after Gun Violence: For when Humanity Fails Itself
A prayer for after the Election