Rosh Hashanah

Red Band Society

A new beginning

We find comfort in the fictional worlds created by Hollywood. Whether we are actors, writers, producers, or simply fans, we escape in these fictionalized worlds, the fantasies we watch in movie theaters, the episodic narratives that we follow week-to-week on […]

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A new you, a new year

We find comfort in the fictional worlds created by Hollywood. Whether we are actors, writers, producers, or simply fans, we escape in these fictionalized worlds, the fantasies we watch in movie theaters, the episodic narratives that we follow week-to-week on […]

Ascending

Now is the most important role of your life

Anyone who works in Hollywood knows that no movie or television show can be successful without advance preparation, reflection, and planning. Actors have to research characters to take on the personality, locations have to be scouted, and stages have to […]

Butterflies

How do we create hope out of hopelessness?

How do we create hope out of hopelessness? That is one of my lines in the Rosh Hashanah service that I have been asked to participate in. Such an honor. And as I read over the text my Cantor sent […]

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Preparing for the New Year: The Pop Elul Project

Jewish tradition teaches that during the Hebrew month of Elul, the month we are currently in, leading up to the High Holy Days and the Jewish New Year, we dedicate ourselves to reflection, repentance, and renewal through acts of justice […]