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Celebrating Karsh Center Volunteers

Celebrating Karsh Center Volunteers April is National Volunteer Month, but Karsh Family Social Service Center volunteers, you show your commitment to our community and neighbors all year round, and for that we thank you. Over the last six months, Karsh Center volunteers have clocked more than 3,600 volunteer hours!

You have packed and distributed groceries, picked up fresh produce, made turkey sandwiches, assembled hygiene kits, offered legal counsel, translated crucial documents, made calls to help people find housing, built a roof for a new home, practiced citizenship interviews with nervous students, and listened to individuals who haven’t been heard for far too long.

For these acts of loving kindness, and the countless other ways in which you help repair our community, we say, thank you!

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And So It Goes...

Another summer season closes, camp laundry is done, and school has started. The lazy dog days of summer are ending and we are all returning to the hectic daily life of bogged-down schedules, homework, carpools, sports teams, theater, real-life drama, stresses big and small, and so forth. Although religious school may seem like just another place we have to be, it really is a place to escape all of that and connect with what is really important: friends, our own humanity, community, spirituality, values, fun, and balance.

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Two Kinds of Justice

Examining ourselves on the outside—searching for lumps and strange moles—can save our lives. What we don’t always realize is that looking ourselves over on the inside can save our marriages, families, friendships, souls, and spiritual lives. Hence this month’s first Torah portion with that famous repetition: tzedek, tzedek tirdof—justice, justice you shall pursue. Why this repetition?

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Women of Wilshire (WOW) Welcomes New Leadership

Cindy Feder and Marnie Bodek had a shared idea a few years back: that women over the age of 50 want to connect with new and old friends and that they’d like their lives to be enriched by intellectual, cultural, and social activities. With that, in September 2016, Women of Wilshire was born. Nearly three years, more than 50 programs, and hundreds of new friendships later, WOW is a thriving part of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Here we introduce new leadership for the coming year of programming!

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