When The New Reform Temple celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1992, Paul Uhlmann Jr., the congregation’s first president (who passed away in 2016), said that despite initial dire predictions of an early demise, “we find ourselves flourishing — dedicated to a philosophy that is not for everybody, but is designed for those to whom the meaning of Reform Judaism is important.”
Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee will present the Consul General of Israel to the Southwest, The Honorable Ambassador Eitan Levon, for a community briefing at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Jewish Community Campus.
Written by Marcia Horn Montgomery, Contributing Writer
Those who think they know Norman Rockwell from his years of illustrating Saturday Evening Post covers don’t know the whole story. At a very early age, Rockwell learned, “Don’t show life as it really is, but how folks want it to be.” And that sums up his life as an artist.
Every February the American Jewish community marks Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month and is an opportunity to celebrate the community’s commitment to removing barriers, celebrating diversity and connecting with Jewish values.
In the continued effort to help individuals and families face life’s daily challenges, Jewish Family Services now offers a program to meet the needs of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). The goal of the new JFS Disability Services program is to support the quality of life and independence of people with I/DD.