Black History All Year Long

Black History All Year Long

by IFFP Member Cheryl Leanza Although many rightly focus on Black history during Black History Month in February, the IFFP Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group went on an outing recently in April to visit the Josiah Henson Museum & Park, a new park...
Marking Ash Wednesday

Marking Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday on the Christian Calendar. This marks the first day of the Lenten Season (which is the 40 days leading up to Holy Week and Easter). Some observe this day by attending worship services and/or having ashes imposed (or put) on their foreheads. When...
Is Wandering a Curse or a Blessing?

Is Wandering a Curse or a Blessing?

By Rabbi Debbie Reichmann My daughter has just finished high school and will be heading off to college soon. Unsurprisingly, she is being peppered with questions about what she intends to study, her thoughts for her future, and, the ever-popular, “What do you want to...
Elections and Human Dignity

Elections and Human Dignity

By Rabbi Debbie Reichmann It’s election season. Banners and flags and signs dotting the landscape. Ads on the television (and social media) lauding the qualities of the candidates. American Democracy in action. It’s election season. Property is defaced, neighbors draw...