Sheloshim – A Month of Mourning

Posted on November 9, 2023

Tuesday was the one-month anniversary of the massacre in Israel on October 7. And while our grieving continues, we have begun to accept the fact that the war against Hamas will likely continue for some time, that the situation is complex, and that our support for Israel becomes more crucial with each passing day. Next Tuesday, November 14, Jewish Federation of North America is organizing a march in Washington DC.

Update on Israel and TIP

Posted on November 1, 2023

Dear Friends,

In the wake of all the devastating events we have witnessed over these past several weeks, I am reaching out to you today to share some thoughts and some helpful actions we can all take.

Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman

TIP Community Support for Israel

Posted on October 11, 2023

This is such a difficult and painful time for us all. As the news of the horrors continue to mount, we are shattered and heartbroken. We grieve and we fear, for loved ones, innocents of all ages, our extended family.

Gathering tonight in support of Israel

Posted on October 10, 2023

The news from Israel continues to worsen as more innocent lives are lost and the reign of terror continues. The situation is dire and heartbreaking. We are all connected and we feel it. We have many community members who are Israeli and/or have family members and dear friends in Israel.

Talking to our Children About Israel

Posted on October 9, 2023

Like many of you, I have been overwhelmed by the heinous events of the past few days in Israel. To say that this is a tragedy would be a gross understatement. My heart breaks for those who are affected by this conflict, the senseless violence that has already claimed far too many lives, and will undoubtedly, and tragically, take more before it ends.

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Unfolding events in Israel

Posted on March 30, 2023

Dear friends, As unprecedented events unfold in Israel, I am forwarding a message (below) from the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire which includes helpful links for further reading. In this season of liberation, in this springtime month of Nisan, may we witness the unfolding of a higher good for all. With blessings, Rabba Kaya Monday, March 27, Continue Reading »