by Rabbi David Basior
(This op-ed was originally published on the Kadima Reconstructionist Community blog and was reprinted under an agreement.)
I write this on the airplane home from Washington, D.C., where I arrived less than 48 hours ago. I don’t think I’ve ever bought an airline ticket for a flight that same day, thank G-d, as it is the kind of thing a human might reserve for a total emergency. It likely won’t be the last.
I went to D.C. on such short notice because now is an emergency.
Let me repeat: Now is an emergency.
Continue reading OPINION | First Reflections From Showing Up in D.C.
by Mark Van Streefkerk
The Cherry Street Mosque (CSM) building has been a hub of progressive, interfaith community in the Central District for decades. In-person services and events stopped last year due to the pandemic, but several faith-based and arts communities launched a fundraiser last fall to make necessary repairs to the 90-year-old building. Members of the newly formed Cherry Street Village have a vision to turn the building into an interfaith and arts space that will truly be one of a kind in Seattle — but first, the roof has to be fixed.
Continue reading Help Save the Historic Cherry Street Mosque Building, a Hub for Interfaith and Arts Community
by Carolyn Bick
Thousands of years ago, Esther fought to keep a marginalized group of people from being murdered. And though her bravery is celebrated with costumes, pastries, and parties today, modern Purim celebrations still center those who are under siege.
That’s what Kadima Reconstructionist Community’s annual Purim party aims to do, Stefanie Brendler said. Brendler is a member of the synagogue, and is coordinating and planning the event.
Continue reading Kadima Reconstructionist Community to Celebrate Purim in Columbia City