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Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 9.29.17

September 29, 2017

9 Tishrei 5778

This time of year – the high holy days – is one that I find deeply meaningful, spiritually and personally charged, and inspirational. Each year I am profoundly impacted by the notion that on Yom Kippur we have the opportunity to ask for forgivenes…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 9.1.17

I love this time of year. The crispness in the air is a subtle reminder that our children and grandchildren are headed back to school and soon the High Holidays will soon be here.

Last week marked the beginning of Rosh Chodesh, the new Hebrew month, Elul. Elul is an acronym in Hebrew fo…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 7.21.17

Once in a while I have a moment when my emotions catch me off guard in unexpected ways. When I think back on such moments, both personal and professional, I am powerfully reminded of the events that created them.
 

I had one of those experiences last night. I was standing with parents…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon

At some of the most pivotal moments in history, collective leadership and collaboration lead to the most positive and successful outcomes. This certainly holds true in our ancient texts. In history and in our traditions, we see that the ability of leaders to partner, recognizing that no on…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 5.26.17

It has been a busy spring. Our community has come together many times, in significant ways, to mourn victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, to remember our fallen heroes on Yom HaZikaron, to celebrate Israel's 69th birthday on Yom Ha'Atzmaut and to honor 13 extraordinary women. The turnou…