Living Our Judaism Together



How do I live my Judaism? 

I show up: I am fully engaged in the activities, events and volunteer opportunities that make a difference for me and for my congregation.
When my mother passed, I wrote in my journal about falling in love with the synagogue… Read Stephanie's journal entries here…




How do I live my Judaism? 

As a little girl, I would run up on the bimah during Shabbat services and jump in my father’s lap. When I recently celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah, I found myself standing on the same bimah, in front of the same congregation. It reminded me that the congregation has… Read more of Charlotte’s reflections on becoming a bat mitzvah at Anshei Israel…




How do I live my Judaism? 

I describe myself as a refugee from the ’60s. I’ve been a member of Anshei Israel, literally, since the day I was born. At this point in my life, it’s a place for me to give thanks for what’s been put on my table. I don’t consider myself a very religious person, but…  Read more of John's unique story…


Felicia Cohen & Family:

How do we live our Judaism? 

To our family, living Jewishly means living with a certain cultural heritage in mind. It means maintaining rituals and traditions that have been passed down over thousands of years. It means having a good moral center and treating others with kindness and respect and being tolerant of all different people. It means living to promote peace among…  Read Felicia's account of how the Cohens live their Judasim…