JCC Dinner of Champions

I was honored to be asked once again to offer the invocation at the annual Jewish Community Center Dinner. This is an important fundraiser which raises approximately $250,000 to support the outstanding work of the JCC, especially its special needs and inclusion program.   JCC Sports Hall of Fame 2010 We gather tonight in the …

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Christian – Jewish Dialogue

Under the auspices of the American Jewish Committee, I recently attended an ongoing dialogue group that I am a part of with Lutheran clergy and lay leaders, as well as rabbis and lay leaders of the Jewish community.   The particular issue before us is a document highly offensive to those of us who are …

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Rally for Gilad Shalit

I was extremely impressed by the energy and raw enthusiasm of the students who organized a rally in November on behalf of Gilad Shalit on the National Mall. The students pulled together in a very short period of time a rally in which they called for 1,600 people to attend to mark the 1,600 days …

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Chanukah 2010

This Chanukah has been an extremely busy time of year, especially as I am slowly taking on more responsibilities and beginning to resume a full schedule. On the first night of Chanukah I was with Ambassador Michael Oren and his wife, Sally, at a private reception at the 6th & I Synagogue downtown. From there …

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