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Synagogues/Temples

How The Internet Made Me A Better Jew (Also, A Feminist)

The variety of feminist voices gives me all the more reason to look for a variety of Jewish voices. Both Judaism and feminism give me the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with feeling like you truly belong somewhere. These two aspects of my life are so closely intertwined that sometimes I can’t even tell one from the other, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Delaney Hoffman in Shadow

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Author Delaney Hoffman in shadow.

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Harriet Perl, 1920 - 2013

Like everyone who took Harriet Perl for English or American literature at Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles, I never forgot her. She was a gifted teacher who gave the job great stature. What came back most vividly when I thought of her was her smile—radiant and affirming—and my joy in getting an A on a book report.

Harriet Perl

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Harriet Perl.
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Harriet Perl.

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Harriet Perl at Kiddush

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Courtesy of Sylvia Sukop.
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Photo of Harriet Perl.

Courtesy of Sylvia Sukop.

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Lonnie Zarum Schaffer

When leadership squabbles threatened to shut down her synagogue after Katrina, Lonnie Zarum Schaffer stepped up and turned the disaster into an opportunity for change and growth.

Ruth Kullman

As president of Touro Synagogue, Ruth Kullman focused on keeping her community together after Katrina.

Jackie Gothard

A third-generation New Orleans native and the first female president of Congregation Beth Israel, Jackie Gothard worked tirelessly to restore the synagogue and bring the community back together.

Ruth Kullman on Mourning for her City after Hurricane Katrina

Ruth Kullman remembers a surprisingly insightful rabbi who understood she was in mourning for her city after Hurricane Katrina.

Ruth Kullman remembers a surprisingly insightful rabbi who understood she was in mourning for her city after Hurricane Katrina.

Jackie Gothard on Volunteering

Jackie Gothard speaks about how she went back to work as a social work volunteer after Katrina to help survivors.
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Jackie Gothard speaks about how she went back to work as a social work volunteer after Katrina to help survivors.

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