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“Vera Paints a Scarf”- Honoring the Life and Designs of Vera Neumann

Vera wasn’t just ahead of her time; in a sense, she was the creator of a new time, one that ushered in such like-minded giants as Martha Stewart and Tory Burch.

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When a Toy Dog Became a Wolf and the Moon Broke Curfew…- A Non-Jewish Woman’s Resistance Memoir

I loved having an older sister.  But I could not talk about her. She had to be our big secret. I could never figure out at six years old why the Nazis wanted to kill her, or might kill my mother and me because we were hiding her.

This Woman-Owned Business Has Everything You Need to Dress for Activism

I wanted to help other people become visible and become empowered by what made them an ‘other.’ I also wanted to do something that would start conversations about political issues

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Matzos for the New Year

[W]hen my local supermarket sets out an attractive display of different varieties of matzo—egg, and whole wheat, chocolate, and more—I know a holiday is coming. And not just Passover. They celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah and I wouldn’t be surprised to find them on display to remind us that Purim or Shemini Atzeret is upon us.


The Relevance of Grace Paley in the Trump Era

Grace is one of our great teachers; she believed that righteous action creates goodness. We can learn from her in our struggle to resist the horrific Trump administration.

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington’s DCJCC. She’s wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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