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President’s Note: Women of Today

Posted on January 25, 2018

by Margie Miller This issue of New Outlook features various Jewish women who are truly agents of change throughout the world. We begin with an in-depth feature on the Jewish transgender community. Author Jane Calem Rosen examines differing interpretations of how transgender Jews find a place in the Conservative Movement, and what the Movement is doing Continue Reading »

To Forgive

Posted on September 26, 2017

Many years ago, when I taught Hebrew school, one of my favorite lessons to teach was the lesson about seeking forgiveness. To help young children understand, I would demonstrate by lightly tapping a doll or, in the very old days, a child’s arm. (I totally acknowledge that doing this today would be unacceptable.) So, I Continue Reading »

I Am a New Year

Posted on September 14, 2017

As we approach Selichot tomorrow evening, I would like to share my favorite reading. It was written by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins. It speaks to the chance we have to make the most of each day we are blessed with. We have the power to write on the pages of our lives, the stories we Continue Reading »

Personal Reflections from President Margie Miller

Posted on September 13, 2017

Finally a quote that defines me and my 9/11 journey. Maya Angelou — ‘I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.’ My story is unique, my story is not. Each of us, if we are privileged to age, face challenges, loss, illness, divorce, etc. etc. Life Continue Reading »