Fed Blog

A blog representing voices and views from the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 2.10.17

There are heroes among us, every day. These are people who do extraordinary things from whom we all benefit.  Our heroes are our Federation donors, leaders, volunteers, cheerleaders and staff. Many of our heroes serve in multiple capacities and jump in to help every day in many different …

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 1.13.17

Just yesterday I was running along the boardwalk in Tel Aviv, thinking about my time in Israel.  It was an intense experience addressing the most critical issues concerning diaspora Jewry and the relationship between American Jews and Israel.  This was a study mission of sorts with my coll…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 12.16.16

The hours of daylight are few and far between this time of year.  Next week will mark the winter solstice, the day with the least amount of sunlight.  From there the days will start to get imperceptibly lighter, but we will have turned a corner, even if it may not feel that way for months …

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 11.11.16

One of the things that I like most about Judaism is that our tradition offers guidance to the most complicated questions. Sometimes we need to dig deep for answers and at other times the answers are very apparent. Whether we recognize our actions as stemming from our Jewish faith, or not, Ju…

Shabbat Greetings from Meredith Dragon 11.4.16

One of the many things I learned about this week is a Rochester tradition. On Tuesday, Election Day, women take their “I voted” stickers and place them on the tombstone of Susan B. Anthony. This tradition allows us to show appreciation for one of the most important rights granted to us…