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A Note From The Stand And See Fellowship

by Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula • November 16, 2018

A note from Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, our co-President: Having just returned from a trip to Israel and Jordan with the most recent cohort in our Stand and See Fellowship, I had planned to share stories from the amazing journey shared with seminarians and recent ordainees in the Episcopal community around southern Ohio. And then, I […]


Mission To Morocco

by Irwin Kula • November 13, 2018

Recently, I served as a scholar in residence on a week- long mission to Morocco with the senior leadership of the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The mission met with leadership of the Moroccan Jewish community (including Jackie Kadosh the president of Marrakech’s 2,000 member, pictured above), visited Jewish schools and learned about the rich […]


Rabbi Brad Hirschfield On How To Bring Peace After Tragedy

by Clal News • November 8, 2018

Brad has, thank God, been able to spread his message of peace and plurality in a moment where it is is perhaps easier to rise to anger and frustration. He has been on FOX Business, and a few other outlets, but I found this recent episode of Bold TV to be incredibly powerful. From beginning […]


Clal Mourns with the Jewish Community of Pittsburgh

by Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula • October 29, 2018

With broken hearts and open arms, we mourn with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and with all the good people of our nation who mourn the brutal terror attack which took 11 lives and left 6 or more injured at Squirrel Hill’s Tree of Life Synagogue during yesterday’s Shabbat morning services. We have reached out […]